This was on the ABC early morning National news. They were talking to a scientist who said that the normal pollen per inch count is usually in the 200's. They consider a bad year to be in the 500's.
The 5K+ counts now range on the entire eastern seaboard- from Maine to Florida and California from San Diego to San Francisco (mountains to coast only).
They said it was due to all the unseasonable rains in those area's have caused the pollen to explode.
They also said that anyone with allergies should stay inside between 5 am - 10 am. Who can do that? Not anyone who works or kids who go to school.
It's really, really bad for the poor folks with allergies!!!