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In the wake of the Polar Vortex, Spring in February??

A headline in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution caught my eye:

It may be peak cold and flu season, but Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said there could be another reason you’re running for the tissues this week.

Temperatures in the 70s across North Georgia have caused pollen counts to rise and symptoms for allergy sufferers to flare, Deon said. On Monday, the pollen count was at zero. On Tuesday, it jumped to a moderate 64, according to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma group.

We're used to sudden warm spells in the south, and we normally will get a cold snap right around Easter, but I am definitely seeing more spring-like activity and a lot of folks are complaining about .

How do you prepare for the spring when it comes earlier than usual? Does spring pollen trigger your allergies or asthma? Have you experienced an early and sudden spring?

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  • Deborah Bartlett

    If I start experiencing severe spring pollen allergies, I am calling my immunologist PRONTO. Some of my grass is green. Onion grass is up. Some perennials are emerging from the soil. My backyard has 4 inch deep mud. This is senseless!!! Especially here in southern Connecticut.

  • Pljohns

    We've also had to turn on the AC-it's 81 in central AL today-and will be 40 tomorrow!  We gave up earlier in the week and took the electric blanket off the bed-just too hot to even have a blanket on the bed period

  • K8sMom2002

    Do watch out for triggers for asthma as pressure drops with all these fronts moving through! 

    Also, spring rains can aggravate  as well. 

  • Deborah Bartlett
    K8sMom2002 posted:

    Do watch out for triggers for asthma as pressure drops with all these fronts moving through! 

    Also, spring rains can aggravate  as well. 

    I agree, and thank you! 😊

  • dory2005

    Cynthia, DH said the same thing! We had a really strong warm wind today, and with all the rain we've had, there are lots of leaves all over, and the mold levels were much higher. I think that's what has been aggravating me the last few days. 

  • Dar007

    We are seeing warmer weather here too. You just don’t know how to dress from one day to the next! For the past three years we haven’t had snow like we used too. I can see my lawn today. We get more rain than snow these days. They are predicting an early spring, which is crazy for me. All pollen from grasses, weeds, and trees are huge triggers for me. Oh well. I am glad the cold weather is almost over. All seasons affect me, but it is the cold I dislike the most. 

  • Pljohns

    We had 81 yesterday and we are at 31 today with a strong wind so the windchill is in the lower 20's.  

  • K8sMom2002
    Dar007 posted:

    We are seeing warmer weather here too. You just don’t know how to dress from one day to the next! . 

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    Pljohns posted:

    We had 81 yesterday and we are at 31 today with a strong wind so the windchill is in the lower 20's.  

    I agree with not knowing how to dress … Lynn, that's some kind of change in weather!

    Dory, I hope the mold issue gets better! 

  • dory2005

    Lynn, We are having the same issues. It was 76 yesterday and today it's 35 degrees. It's crazy how the temperature can drop so much in less than 24 hours!