So far this month the pollen count here in Atlanta has been flirting with the lower end of the high category as we notice the area trees starting to bloom. Today’s pollen count was 188 which places it in the lower end of the high category that ranges from 90 to 1499. These numbers by the way represent the amount of particles per cubic meter of air. When added up that’s a lot of particulates floating in the air around you. For the rest of the week our numbers should remain about the same with lower numbers coming with the rain on Thursday and Friday.
Typically we see the numbers skyrocket by the end of March and the beginning of April. Each year the readings soar into the thousands with the peak usually hitting the 5,000 to 6,000 mark. Last year’s highest reading was 5231 on April 4th with the peak numbers lasting for about two weeks. The all-time highest reading was 9367 on March 20th, 2012! Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again this year, but remember the pollen season has just begun and will only get worse.