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An unusual blanket of "smog" hangs over a Fort
Worth this morning causing minor eye irritations to
some people and, at times, cutting down visibility
to motorists. WBAP weatherman Walter Porter reported
that the rare occurrance probably was the result of
a strong surface inversion and practically no wind.
Porter explained that an inversion is created when
the surface temperature is lower than the temperature
at higher levels. This covers the ground with a
layer of cold air which tends to hold industrial
smoke and exhaust gasses close to the ground. With
no wind to blow the smog away, it hangs for about
two hours over various sections of the city. The
- 6 a.m. temperature report showed surface
of 33 degrees while the air at the one thousand foot
level was heated to 50 degrees. City Health Director
Bradshaw said the smog screen is rare in Fort north,
occurring only when weather conditions are unusual.
Dr. Bradshaw said he doubted that the short duration
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Smog], item, December 7, 1959; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc862325/m1/1/: accessed December 9, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.