WEATHER: Smirlwind

In Los Angeles, where the weather is observed with evangelical fervor and the fog comes on big tiger feet, the Air Pollution District Office last week announced some definitions:

¶ Smust—a combination of smoke and dust.

¶ Smog—smoke and fog.

¶ Smaze—smoke and haze.

¶ Smoud—smoke and low overhanging clouds.

¶ Sneet—snow and sleet.

¶ Rail—rain and hail.

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