Ask 2: When will tree pollen let up?
Medium pollen counts for us, but tree is heavyAt KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: When will tree pollen let up? Answer: The Houston Health Department is currently reporting extremely heavy counts of tree pollen. According to an allergy guide by Zyrtec, tree pollen tends to be high from March-May, before dropping to moderate levels in June and low levels in October.
This weekend’s rain: A gully washer for some, not enough for others
But as you see in the maps below, most of the rain on both Friday and Saturday favored areas north and west of the I-10 corridor. Normally, when we get multiple chances for rain, some other areas may get a shot at some natural grass fertilizer. Some of the reason for that was the overall positioning of the jet stream in the higher part of the atmosphere that was oriented from southwest to northeast. Contrast that to when a surface cold front plows through and the rain basically follows the direction of where the front is coming in from. We will get another round of rain coming next weekend, but there’s some real early summer heat lurking mid-week as well.
Allergy alert: Here are 3 things to know about spring allergy season in Houston
HOUSTON – People with seasonal allergies have been reaching for the tissue a lot more lately as pollen season begins in the Houston area. Here are three things you should know about the region’s spring allergy season. Spring allergy season is known for heavy tree pollen and grass pollen. Pollen CountWith tree pollen being the highest offered it is helpful to know what trees are the current offenders. Know what symptoms are common for allergy sufferersWhen someone is getting sick, there is typically a slow ramp-up in symptoms.