07/22/2015

Grass  numbers are very low or completely absent.  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 have led to an early peak grass count, which occurred in late June.

 

Pollen Count Rating   Predominant Pollen
Trees: less than 1 Very low  Cedar/Juniper
Low: 1 – 50         Moderate: 51 – 199       High: 200-599       Very High: over 600
 
Grasses: 0 Absent
Low: 1 – 5            Moderate: 6-14            High: 15-30            Very High: over 30
Weeds: Less than 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.