Action News Jax's First Alert Weather team is warning viewers -- pine pollen is on its way in the coming days! The pine pollen is already as far north as Clay and St. Johns County, according to First Alert Weather's Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh.
Buresh said the average first date is the first week or two of February, but that pollen can appear as early as Jan. 20. This occurrence is unseasonably early.
The only interruption to the pine pollen, according to Buresh, would be a hard freeze.
That means it would have to be below 29 degrees for 4 or more hours. Rain could have help bring some relieve, but will not kill the pollen.
Buresh said that he expects no freezes for at least the next nine to teen days, and that there are no significant rain until at least next weekend. While there will be a dew showers this weekend, it will not be enough to impact the pollen.
While most of the population is sensitive to oak pollen, the spring is by far the worst time of year for any pollen allergies, and this year we will get an early start.
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