Springtime is one of pollen seasons  for allergy sufferers.

Weather has significant effects on pollen release. The most pollen will be released on warm, dry, sunny, and windy days.  Allergy symptoms may be more  bothersome on these days.

Cold temperature and high humidity delay pollen release, and rainfall cleans the pollen out of the air.

Pollen count at this time of  this year  is in the rating Moderate to High when there is no rain, wind and temp above 50F.

Grass pollen is present now from  moderate to high level. More  grass pollen is released and airborne when the air is warmer and drier.

Pollen count will be posted  daily, except Sat-Sun,  between 2:30pm – 3:30pm at the Northgate office location.

Pollen Count Rating   Predominant Pollen
Trees: 16 Low  Cedar /Juniper, Pine
Low: 1 – 50         Moderate: 51 – 199       High: 200-599       Very High: over 600
Grasses: 6 Moderate
Low: 1 – 4            Moderate: 5 – 9          High: 10 – 18            Very High: over 18
Weeds:  42 Low  Plantain, Dock/Sorrel
Low 1-2.9             Moderate 3 – 9           High 10-20             Very High = over 20

What these ratings mean:

Absent: No symptoms.

Low: Only individuals extremely sensitive to these pollens will experience symptoms.

Moderate: Many individuals sensitive to these pollens will experience symptoms

High: Most individuals with any sensitivity to these pollens will experience symptoms.

Very High: Almost all individuals with any sensitivity at all to these pollens will experience symptoms.     Extremely sensitive people could have severe problems.