We’re in the midst of the spring season, and no surprise that we’re complaining about pollen. In particular, tree pollen is very high across a large portion of the country. This year has been especially worse due to the rapid leaf-out in the Northern Tier of the US as warmer temperatures quickly moved in following a cold April compared to average.

These high levels of pollen are making millions of Americans suffer with itchy eyes and many sneezes. Thankfully, the peak of the tree pollen is here and levels will drop off within the next one to two weeks.

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Check out this video of a backhoe tapping a pollen-laden tree in Millville, NJ, courtesy of Eric Henderson, showing the significant amount of the pollen falling off from the tree.


Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami.

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