Today’s pollen count is the highest since 2015

Beating a record is usually a good thing, but not this time.

Wednesday’s pollen count soared to an extremely high 4,667 particles per cubic meter of air, which is bad news for allergy sufferers, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma.

That eclipses last year’s season high of 3,559 and the 2016 season high of 4,106.

“Today marks the highest pollen count since April 9, 2015,” Atlanta Allergy and Asthma said in a statement to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “On that day it was 6,152.”


March 31, 2017: 3,559
March 29, 2016: 4,106
April 9, 2015: 6,152
April 4, 2014: 5,230
April 11, 2013: 8,023
March 20, 2012: 9,369
March 24, 2011: 3,939
April 7, 2010: 5,733
April 6, 2009: 3,584
April 14, 2008: 3,332

After days of temps in the 80s, trees and other plants are finally releasing excessive pollen, Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Dr. Stanley Fineman told The AJC.

“The windy conditions also contribute to higher pollen counts,” he said. “We are seeing patients with increasing allergy symptoms in light of these weather conditions.”

The good news, however, for allergy sufferers is that temperatures are dropping.

Credit: WSB-TV

Credit: WSB-TV

Bartow, Cherokee and Paulding counties are even facing a freeze warning early Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News.

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