The Weather Page

November 13, 2006|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Paula from Pikesville watches the Weather Channel way too much. She notices stuff like the local air-quality descriptor at the bottom of the screen. After a day and a half of rain recently, the adjective was still "moderate." So Paula asks: "Shouldn't the rain have washed all the pollution out?" Logic and my experts say yes. But the Weather Channel folks say they're measuring particulate pollution. It could rise after a storm as dirty new air blows in. Besides, they say, "Moderate isn't much worse than low."

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