Achoo! Allergy Report for Central Minnesota is High this Week
My allergies hit me out of nowhere this past weekend.
It's like someone flipped a switch; Friday I was fine, and by Saturday my allergies were in full force.
And it wasn't just me; my wife and I visited our in-laws in Fergus Falls over the weekend, and both my wife and mother-in-law were sneezing up a storm, too!
A quick look at the allergen forecast for Central Minnesota explains why. Here's the forecast for Tuesday, August 27:
The highest allergen rate possible is a 12, so 8.8 is clearly pretty high; tomorrow's 9.4 will be even worse.
The top allergens in Central Minnesota air right now are:
Ragweed - Ragweed season runs early August through mid-October. The pollen can cause runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes.
Nettle - "Nettle is considered a moderate source of allergy, both in terms of skin tests and amount of exposure to the pollen in the air." (Pollen.com)
Chenophods - "The pollen of these families can be highly allergenic and is a cause of concern to allergic individuals." (Pollen.com)
Here's the five day allergen forecast:
With no rain expected, lots of sun and daytime highs in the low 70's will only amplify allergen levels, with Thursday expected to be the worst.