The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that high temperature marks weren't the only records falling in the last few days of winter - on Monday, Atlanta's pollen count shattered the previous record by 35%.
Atlanta's count early Monday of 8,164 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air was more than a third higher than the previous record of 6,013, set on April 12, 1999, according to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, which tracks the misery level of the city's allergy sufferers.
The major pollens present Monday were oak, pine, mulberry, sycamore, sweet gum and birch.
"Remember, it's the pollens you don't see, not the green/yellow pine pollen that you do see that will cause symptoms" for most allergy sufferers, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said. "Pine pollen is a larger pollen than the others, and as a rule, doesn't cause the problems that the other tiny pollens cause."
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