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Old 03-07-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Default Pollen Season

How long does pollen season typically last in the Atlanta area? Thanks
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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8 months (?)

Seriously, it depends on what you're allergic to. It starts in March and continues in FULL force through the end of April or so, but pollen is around on some level all summer. Then there's a burst of ragweed and stuff in Autumn, mold in Winter, yadda yadda.

In other words, if you're going to live here, stock up on allergy medicine.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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Yep. What he said.

Also, a good resource for following pollen is: Atlanta Allergy (http://www.atlantaallergy.com/pollencount.aspx - broken link)

They also maintain an almanac of past pollen counts so you can see which months had the most pollen.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
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It's different for everyone. Like was said 2 posts above.

When everyone else is suffering in Spring, I'm fine, but in autumn I'm blowing my nose every five minutes.

I believe the first week of April is traditionally the worst for most people.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Thanks so much for your help.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Renewing topic with a FYI...

Today's pollen count (Mon 3/19/2012) was over 8,100.... beating a record in 1999 where it was just over 6,000.

Time to renew your allergy prescriptions, folks.

Per online: " On Monday, Atlanta broke a 13-year pollen count record, with a 8,164 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air observed by the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic.

The previous record was 6,013 particles, detected on April 12, 1999.

The website Pollen.com, which tracks pollen nationwide, shows high pollen counts from Virginia to Florida, extending westward to Arkansas and parts of Texas. There are also pockets of high pollen activity in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, California and Arizona.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If you mean the inch-deep blanket of yellow pollen that's been engulfing everything the last several days, that only happens for a few weeks. But, yeah, otherwise, welcome to life in the woods
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the yellow pollen that gets all over everything is tree pollen (pine, mostly, I think) and not the stuff that most people are actually allergic to.

Whether it's a fair indicator of other pollens that are also in the air, I don't know.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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9300 today! It's the grass and weed pollens that are killing me, not the nasty yellow stuff we see everywhere. Everyone do your rain dance, please!
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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If you survive this record breaking pollen, you have the yellow stuff to look forward to which is a real pain as it blankets everything in yellow-green crud. Lucky me- I bought a house with 2500 square feet of off-white carpet.
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