Wednesday: Pollen Count beginning to rise, listed at 170

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From Staff Reports

The area’s Pollen Count surpassed 100 for the first time in 2021 as spring and warmer temperatures are approaching.

Today’s count is in the High range at 170, according to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic, after Tuesday’s 154. It’s the first time the count has been over 100 since Aug. 28, 2020. The count will likely rise again in the next 24 hours with high temperatures near 70 forecast for today and Thursday.

The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic says today’s major active pollens are trees – elm, juniper, alder, pine and maple. Grass and weed pollens as well as mold registered 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

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

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