07/01/2015

Grass continues to show  up regularly on clear days, but the numbers have decreased.  Five to ten years ago, the peak grass pollen time was around July 6-12.  This year, the early growing season and the extreme dry weather may be leading to an early demise of the grass season. The numbers in the first couple of weeks of July will tell for sure.

Pollen Count Rating   Predominant Pollen
Trees: 18 Low  Cedar/Juniper
Low: 1 – 50         Moderate: 51 – 199       High: 200-599       Very High: over 600
 
Grasses: 10 Moderate
Low: 1 – 5            Moderate: 6-14            High: 15-30            Very High: over 30
Weeds: 1 Low  English Plantain
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.