Allergy season coming to an end here in WMass

Lots of rain so far in June continue to bring pollen levels down

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – All the rain we got seemed to help not only our lawns but our allergies. The pollen status here in western Massachusetts is continuing to get much better, and we can thank the June rainfall we already got.

May was one of the driest months on record, resulting in pollen reports being in the high category.

With no rainfall, it made it hard for the pollen to be washed out of the air. It was tough on a lot of residents.

Including Miranda Heath’s son, from Springfield, who told 22News that he was constantly up all night coughing due to the pollen.

It seems though we are in the transition period and steering away from the allergy season.

All the rain we’ve received this month is washing pollen out of the air, and allowing residents to open their windows back up.

These days oak and hickory are the issues. And the good news is we went from the high category to the moderate category.

Residents told 22News the pollen’s much better now than last month, and they are not feeling as stuffy as they did in May.

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