Smoggy day in Salt Lake City today? The tree branches all over my yard will testify that it’s too windy to be smog stuck in the valley.
Then maybe a fog has settled in? Nope, no moisture on the car or ground. The air feels dry, almost gritty.
Yes folks, we do live in a desert. The south-westerly winds not only foretell the incoming storm, but have also blown dust and minute sand across the valley. Which not only gives the city an eerie feel about it, but means that as the winds shift to the north, we’re going to go from being blasted with tiny sand particles to getting hit by the smell of the Great Salt Lake. Mmmmm Goood!