So this past week, Boise was under a "red alert" for air quality, which is unhealthy for everyone. Makes sense--it really was nasty. But Friday, we reached the next level--purple--which is "really unhealthy" for everyone. I'll admit, I have never looked into this, but I have always assumed that red alerts were the highest one. Did anyone else not know there was a purple level after that?
It turns out, there's even one more level after that: Maroon. Maybe it's just because the movies have us so well trained that red alerts mean people running, but does a Maroon Alert sound even remotely scary?