Today's AccuWeather Pollen Count Map
About Pollen Count
The AccuWeather daily pollen count map is designed to help allergy sufferers, allergists and eye doctors determine the relative risk of allergy symptoms that day for sensitive individuals.
Pollen is a powder that contains the precursor of male plant cells that is required for fertilization and plant growth. The pollen of trees, grasses and weeds easily becomes airborne and causes nasal and eye allergy symptoms in many individuals, including red eyes and contact lens discomfort.
Tree pollens are more prevalent in early spring, grass pollens often are a problem in late spring and throughout the summer, and weed pollens are most prevalent in late summer and early fall.
It's important to note that the map above is for overall pollen count your risk of allergy symptoms will depend on the specific type of airborne pollen you are sensitive to. However, generally when the overall pollen forecast is "High" or "Very High," most seasonal allergy sufferers are likely to experience symptoms.
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[Page updated January 2016]