Thank goodness for the Atlanta Allergy Clinic!! During “the pollen season” they publish on their website the daily pollen count. They also give the “norms” so that you know where the pollen count is compared to those norms. Let me show you April 2008. (It will show you May when the months change over.)
There are some disadvantages to living in a flower-laden city with lots of trees and grasses. The current pollens today are Oak and Sycamore. Yesterday, when I was so laden with allergy symptoms (along with beginning cold symptoms), we had sweet gum and some other trees. Their times , however, are over – for this year.
Some years are worse than others. One year we had several consecutive days of pollen counts in the 4000’s. Everyone was miserable. And about 1/2 of the population was wearing allergy masks. Like I said, we pay a price for all the trees, grasses and flowers we have!