Extremely high doesn’t begin to cover it


Today’s pollen count is 5733. Yes, you read that right. 5733. Extremely high is 120+ so I’d say today’s count is extremely (bleepin’) high if anything. I’m sure that the majority of you are suffering right along with me (and I even had sinus surgery in November 2008).

According to the article here, we’re approaching the record set back in April 1999. Today’s count is more than double what it was yesterday. The forecasted rain for tomorrow should give us at least a brief respite from the yellow blanket covering the city. I hope.

There are some things you just can’t escape in the South: the countdown to college football beginning in the Spring, the grease at the Varsity and pollen.

3 Comments so far

  1. abby on April 7th, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    Looking out the window I see frigging CLOUDS of pollen. Not smog, not haze, just yellow crap hovering over the trees and buildings.

    That said, still happier with the weather today over three weeks ago.

  2. Stephanie (locaboca) on April 7th, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. While I may have been sneezing and rubbing my eyes quite a bit at the lake this weekend, I wouldn’t trade a single minute of being out on the boat in the sunshine.

  3. GPBurdell93 (unregistered) on April 7th, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    I’m not sure the scale makes any sense, since Atlanta & much of the southeast regularly scores in the 1000’s in the Spring & Fall. Calling 120 “extremely high” just tells me the scale they use is wrong.

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