Sorry, Boise, but the fog and haze aren't going anywhere soon

kmoeller@idahostatesman.comJanuary 21, 2014 

Treasure Valley residents shouldn't expect to see the sun anytime soon, though there's a small chance on Wednesday that fog and haze may clear a bit, according to the National Weather Service.

Pollution is building up in the stagnant, cold air in the Valley, and a yellow air quality alert was issued for Tuesday.

Those who are particularly sensitive to air conditions should avoid extended activities outdoors Tuesday. Burning in woodstoves/fireplaces and outdoors is prohibited in Ada and Canyon counties, and in all cities within those counties.

There won't be much of a difference between the high and low temperatures this week — highs in the low 30s, and lows in the mid-20s.

Desperate to see the sun? You can get above the haze by going into the mountains. You'll need to travel about 1,500 feet up to get above it, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

If you're scheduled to travel to the East Coast this week, be aware of a major winter storm heading that way.

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