Local Pollen Counts

Pollen Count Forecast

Pollen.com provides tools for allergy sufferers to help manage their symptoms. The daily pollen count report covers every area in the continental United States, so you can be prepared for high allergen levels. Click your state on the map or enter your ZIP code to find a local allergy report for your city, providing valuable allergy info for the next four days.

Pollen Counts Vary During the Year

Pollen-related allergic reactions are strongest when the plants around you begin to bloom in spring. Generally, the farther north you are, the later the pollen season begins in the springtime.

Your local daily pollen count changes frequently, so be sure to check the pollen forecast regularly. That way, when you plan your canoe trip, hiking expedition or walk around the park, you can make sure you won't be suffering from pollen-induced allergy symptoms.

Your Local Allergy Report Depends on the Weather

Some areas of the country are more susceptible to pollen and other allergy-inducing particles. Pollen thrives in dry, windy weather where it can ride the wind to travel long distances. On the other hand, pollen cannot travel when it rains because the pollen particles get trapped in water droplets. By checking your local weather forecast, you can determine a good approximation of your local pollen count. If it's dry and windy, the pollen count will be high; if it's rainy, the pollen count will be low. 

This carries over into the typical climate for your region. In some of the arid regions of the Southwest, pollen season begins around January and lasts through mid-October. Their climate is consistently dry and windy, the perfect recipe to spread pollen.

Other areas of the country, like the North, have much higher average rainfall amounts and thus are less susceptible to high daily pollen counts. Their colder climate means that plants bloom later as well, prolonging the onset of the local pollen season.

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