Tuesday: Pollen count reaches 1,191

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From Staff Reports

Today’s pollen count in the Metro Atlanta area broke the 1,000-mark and stands at 1191 in the High range.

Tree pollens are the most numerous, according to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic. The tree pollens identified as the most numerous include oak, juniper and hackberry. Grass and weed (sheep sorrel) pollens are in the Low-Moderate range while mold is in the Low range.

Of course, the National Weather Service is forecasting rain in the Coweta County and surrounding area today through Thursday which will knock down the count.

The last time the Pollen Count was above 1,000 came on April 10, 2020 when the count was at 1336. Last year, the Pollen Count reached 1,000-or-more a total of 19 times and with its peak on March 29 at 8,918. Today’s count was the first over 1,000 in 2021.

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
February 26, Friday … 820 … High
March 1, Monday … 464 … High
March 2, Tuesday … 373 … High
March 3, Wednesday … 71 … Moderate
March 4, Thursday … 357 … High
March 5, Friday … 201 … High
March 8, Monday … 113 … High
March 9, Tuesday … 69 … Moderate
March 10, Wednesday … 147 … High
March 11, Thursday … 290 … High
March 12, Friday … 249 … High
March 13, Saturday … 172 … High
March 14, Sunday … 119 … High
March 15, Monday … 176 … High
March 16, Tuesday … 1191 … HIgh

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

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