Welcome back to allergy season

For many of us, the only downside heading back into the summertime season is all the effects of the extra bugs & pollen. While the bugs generally make a slow return each spring, pollen is much different. Many times pollen counts can go from next to zero to miserable in just a few days' time. This early in the season, all of the pollen is from trees beginning to bloom and boy are they a bloomin. Pollen counts have gone from the low 3 to 4 range last week to the very high 10's and 11's this week which means allergy sufferers are feeling the effects of spring. Here is a look at the pollen forecast nationwide on your Monday and for the Twin Cities the next few days courtesy of pollen.com...



Doesn't look much brighter for the allergy sufferer world as pollen counts look to remain high for a while, but honestly, it's pretty normal. Tree pollen will be the big player the rest of April, but grass, flower, crop, & many other pollen sources will get going in May. It can vary from person to person, but July is usually the least pollinated month when the heat starts to take its toll, then we head into ragweed season in August and September.

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