It’s on your car and in your eyes and nose. Pollen is everywhere.

The early season heat wave has coincided with the flowering of numerous types of trees in the region to produce very high pollen count readings.

  • Trees ….. 2223   very high
  • Grass ….. 20   moderate
  • Weeds …  3    low
  • Total …..  2256    very high

Rain will be coming into the picture and that should help to settle some of this pollen dust down, but the trees will continue to produce high volumes of pollen in the near future.


The satellite image above clearly shows the “Bermuda High Pressure” feature over the Atlantic Ocean and eastern seaboard that has been responsible for the hot, dry weather. The high pressure area is shifting east and south and that will allow a frontal boundary to the west to move in with a rain chance and cooler temperatures.

Speaking of temperatures … no records yet. Monday’s high in Baltimore of 91 fell one degree short of tying the record for the date. The record for Tuesday is 90 and afternoon temperatures could get close. Stay tuned.

John Collins


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