Cedar count reaches second highest level in recorded history 

Gusty winds behind a dry cold front have caused the cedar count to increase 25x over yesterday’s “high” concentration.

Cedar pollen crowds the measuring slide on Dec. 29, 2016 (Amber Brown/Allergy & Asthma Associates)

Allergy sufferers beware, strong winds from a dry cold front early this morning have kicked up cedar pollen. A lot of cedar pollen.

According to our pollen research professionals at Allergy & Asthma Associates, today’s cedar count of 21,952 grains per cubic meter is the second highest cedar count in recorded history.

Here’s where it ranks compared to other recent cedar pollen spikes:

  • Mid-1990s
    • 32,000 grains/cubic meter
  • Dec. 29, 2016
    • 21,952 grains/cubic meter
  • Jan. 15, 2014
    • 21,400 grains/cubic meter

The cedar allergy season typically ramps up in late December, and can last until March. Dry, windy weather often causes cedar pollen to jump, while rain can help lower the concentrations.

Source: Cedar count reaches second highest level in recorded history | KXAN.com

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