Thursday: Pollen Count now at 682

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From Staff Reports

The Pollen Count remained in the High range today while rising to 682.

The last time the count reached at least 682 was April 10, 2020 when it was 1336.

According to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic, tree pollens are the most active presently in the Metro Atlanta Area – juniper, elm, alder, maple and pine. Grass and weed (sheep sorrel, ragweed) pollens as well as mold are registering in the Low range.

Last year, the Pollen Count reached its peak on March 29 at 8,918. The record-high for Metro Atlanta is 9,369 set on March 20, 2012.

The Pollen Count is the measurement of the number of pollen grains in a cubic meter of air. The higher the pollen count, more than likely it leads to increased rates of an allergic reaction for folks with allergic disorders.

Here’s the day-by-day Pollen Count since Feb. 22:
February 22, Monday … 80 … Moderate
February 23, Tuesday … 154 … High
February 24, Wednesday … 170 … High
February 25, Thursday … 682 … High

For more information on the Pollen Count, visit: http://www.atlantaallergy.com/pollen_counts/.

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