While the majority of humans look forward to the melting of snow and the temperatures rising in the spring, I hate this season. The insects invade the airspace and everything starts growing again, which means POLLEN.

It looks like this week is going to be a rough one for those who suffer from springtime allergies. So, if you’re like me, get ready for itchy eyes and bouts of sneezing.

According to pollen.com, Portions of over thirty states are in the ‘high’ range, including Southeastern Iowa. The website’s pollen forecast for the weekend looks even worse for allergy sufferers. Great.

Typically, spring will have the highest pollen levels, when plants, grasses, and trees are flowering, especially in the early mornings.

Warm, dry, and windy weather will lead to high pollen levels. Rainy or cooler weather drop allergy levels as the precipitation knocks the pollen out of the air.

Some tree pollen causes more problems than others. Some of the trees that cause the most symptoms are:

  • Alder
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Box elder
  • Cedar
  • Cottonwood
  • Elm
  • Hickory
  • Mulberry
  • Oak
  • Poplar
  • Willow

If those words didn't make you sneeze, then this video might: An officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency thought that he saw smoke coming from these Cedar Trees. It wasn't smoke -- it was POLLEN.

 

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