Today’s weather conditions are brought to you by web safe color #999999. Riding 3 hours in that, feels like a hour of hard riding in Beijing. Meteorologists call it an inversion, I call it an Old Dirty Bastard.
Inversions are the natural result of a having high pressure over us in winter. High pressure is associated with sinking air that eliminates upper and middle level clouds, allowing the earth to radiate heat to space. … Think of them as atmospheric lids. Cold air is dense and heavy and likes to stay under the less dense air aloft. The result of this stability is lots of low clouds, fog, cold temperatures, black ice, and unfortunately air pollution.