Tomorrow, here in the Phoenix area, we will tie the record of 101 days without rainfall. Not a great record! "No rain = beautiful days", you might say. Not so! Yesterday I drove through the middle of downtown Phoenix on my way to a friend's house. It was like the car was cutting a path through a cloud. A very brown and stinky cloud! Usually, you can see a smog cloud hovering over the city in the distance, knowing that there's one over you too. But today, you could see it right out your window, and the smell was horrible! We have been under a pollution advisory since way before Christmas, and until the rain comes and washes our air, the advisory holds. So far, no forecasts of rain in the future.
No wonder so many people are sick this year!