Data About the Spring Pollen Season Where I Live

I started keeping track of the Spring pollen count in 2015. My allergies suddenly got really bad that Spring. I was trying to figure out if there was a connection between horrible allergy symptoms and the pollen count. (There was.)

I continued to keep track of the Spring pollen count because I thought it might help me win my Social Security Disability case. (It didn’t. Allergies don’t count at all. Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis don’t count at all if you have any ability to work.)

Now, I’m wondering if the data I collected (from Pollen.com) indicates if Spring has been getting longer, or if the pollen count in Spring has been getting higher over the years.

Spring Pollen Season 2015:
I didn’t keep track of every day because I was just getting started and did not know any better.

Feb 14: 8.7 pollen count
Feb 16: 8.7
Feb 18: 8.5
Feb 20: 8.3
Feb 21: 9.1
Feb 22: 8.5
Feb 24: 8.3
Feb 25: 8.4
Feb 26: 8.8
Feb 27: 9.1
Feb 28: 8.3

March 1: 7.9 (rain) (good)
March 2: 6.7 (good)
March 3: 8.6
March 4: 8.7
March 5: 8.9
March 6: 8.8
March 7: 8.8
March 8: 8.7
March 9: 9.0
March 10: 9.5
March 11: 8.6
March 12: 8.6
March 13: 9.5
March 14: 9.8
March 15: 10.2
March 16: 9.4
March 17: 8.8
March 18: 8.6
March 19: 9.2
March 20: 9.6
March 21: 9.2
March 22: 9.6
March 23: 9.2
March 24: 9.6
March 25: 9.6
March 26: 10.3
March 27: 10.3
March 28: 9.9
March 29: 10.0
March 30: 10.0
March 31: 10.6

April 1: 10.1
April 2: 10.0
April 3: 9.9
April 4: 10.1
April 5: 9.8
April 6: 9.8
April 7: 6.1 (rain) (good)
April 8: 8.8
April 9: 9.0
April 10: 9.4
April 11: 9.7
April 12: 9.6
April 13: 10.0
April 14: 10.0
April 15: 8.7
April 16: 9.9
April 17: 9.4
April 18: 9.4
April 19: 9.3
April 20: 9.0
April 21: 8.2
April 22: 6.5 (good)
April 23: 7.8
April 24: 7.8
April 25: 7.0
April 26: 7.9
April 27: 7.8
April 28: 8.2
April 29: 7.8
April 30: 7.8

May 1: 8.2
May 2: 7.8
May 3: 7.3
May 4: 7.2
May 5: 7.3
May 6: 7.2
May 7: 6.8 (good)
May 8: ??
May 9: 6.5 (good)
May 10: 6.8 (good)
May 11: 6.7 (good)
May 12: 6.6 (good)
May 13: 6.3 (good)
May 14: ??
May 15: 2.7 (some rain) (good)
May 16: 6.3 (good)
May 17: 6.1 (good)
May 18: 5.4 (good)
May 19: ??
May 20: 6.0 (good)
May 21: 5.5 (good)
May 22: ??
May 23: 5.9 (good)

* Spring Pollen Season 2015 started on February 14, 2015. It probably didn’t go from having the pollen count be 6 or lower (which is safe for me) to 8.7 overnight. I’m assuming there were some days before February 14, 2015, that were pollen count 7 or higher.

* Spring Pollen Season 2015 had a total of eleven days where the pollen count was 10.0 or higher. The lowest of those days was 10.0. The highest of those days was 10.6.

* Spring Pollen Season 2015 ended on May 7, 2015. That was the date in which the pollen count went below 7, and stayed below 7 for approximately 17 days.

* There were a few days of rain and/or a pollen count lower than 7 before May 7, 2017. But, those days were nonconsecutive. That means I may have felt ok on those days, but would go right back to being sick again the next day. There were four (good) days between February 14, 2015, and May 6, 2015.

* Spring Pollen Season 2015 lasted for a total of 75 days.


Spring Pollen Season 2016:

Feb 5: 7.0 pollen count
Feb 6: 7.2
Feb 7: 8.3
Feb 8: 7.9
Feb 9: 8.1
Feb 10: 7.8
Feb 11: 8.2
Feb 12: 7.8
Feb 13: 8.4
Feb 14: 8.3
Feb 15: 8.7
Feb 16: 8.6
Feb 17: 3.4 (good)
Feb 18: 8.7
Feb 19: 8.1
Feb 20: 8.1
Feb 21: 8.2
Feb 22: 8.6
Feb 23: 9.0
Feb 24: 9.0
Feb 25: 9.0
Feb 26: 8.4
Feb 27: 8.7
Feb 28: 8.9
Feb 29: 8.6

March 1: 9.2
March 2: 9.2
March 3: 8.5
March 4: 8.9
March 5: 9.2
March 6: ??
March 7: 7.9
March 8: 8.9
March 9: 9.4
March 10: 7.2
March 11: 7.2
March 12: 7.7
March 13: 9.2
March 14: 9.3
March 15: 8.7
March 16: 9.1
March 17: 9.2
March 18: 9.1
March 19: 9.5
March 20: 9.5
March 21: 9.8
March 22: 9.6
March 23: 9.0
March 24: 9.3
March 25: 9.3
March 26: 9.8
March 27: 10.0
March 28: 10.4
March 29: 9.6
March 30: 10.4
March 31: 9.7

April 1: 9.6
April 2: 10.3
April 3: 10.2
April 4: 10.0
April 5: 9.7
April 6: 10.1
April 7: 9.9
April 8: 8.3
April 9: ??
April 10: ??
April 11: 8.9
April 12: 8.9
April 13: 9.8
April 14: 10.2
April 15: 9.8
April 16: 9.4
April 17: 9.3
April 18: 9.3
April 19: 8.9
April 20: 8.4
April 21: 8.0
April 22: 8.1
April 23: 8.1
April 24: 7.9
April 25: 8.1
April 26: 7.7
April 27: 7.6
April 28: 7.0
April 29: 7.8
April 30: 7.6

May 1: 7.4
May 2: ??

* I stopped writing down the pollen count at that point. I printed out a chart from Pollen.com that showed that the pollen count was below 7.0 starting on May 5, 2016, and continuing through May 15, 2016.

* Spring Pollen Season 2016 started on February 8, 2016. It did not end until May 5, 2016.

* Spring Pollen Season 2016 had a total of eight days where the pollen count was 10.0 or higher. The lowest of those days was 10.0. The highest of those days was 10.4.

* There was only one day during Spring Pollen Season 2016 that was a good day (meaning the pollen count was below 7 and safe for me.)

* Spring Pollen Season 2016 lasted for 83 days (not including the one good day or the days where I forgot to write down the pollen count.)


Spring Pollen Season 2017:

Feb 12: 7.8
Feb 13: 7.8
Feb 14: 7.8
Feb 15: 8.9
Feb 16: 8.6
Feb 17: 1.5 (rain) (good)
Feb 18: 2.7 (good)
Feb 19: 7.9
Feb 20: 6.6
Feb 21: 7.4
Feb 22: 8.0
Feb 23: 7.9
Feb 24: 8.0
Feb 25: 8.5
Feb 26: 6.1 (good)
Feb 27: 8.2
Feb 28: 7.8

March 1: 8.3
March 2: 8.6
March 3: 8.6
March 4: 9.4
March 5: 7.3
March 6: 7.7
March 7: 8.6
March 8: 8.7
March 9: 8.9
March 10: 8.7
March 11: 8.8
March 12: 9.4
March 13: 9.3
March 14: 9.7
March 15: 9.8
March 16: 9.5
March 17: 9.4
March 18: 10.3
March 19: 9.5
March 20: 10.4
March 21: 7.4
March 22: 7.2
March 23: 7.0
March 24: 9.9
March 25: 7.3
March 26: 9.8
March 27: 10.1
March 28: 9.7
March 29: 9.9
March 30: 10.4
March 31: 9.9

April 1: 9.8
April 2: 10.3
April 3: 10.5
April 4: 9.8
April 5: 10.1
April 6: 10.1
April 7: 8.9
April 8: 5.1 (good)
April 9: 9.1
April 10: 9.2
April 11: 8.9
April 12: 10.0
April 13: 9.7
April 14: 9.5
April 15: 8.6
April 16: 9.5
April 17: 8.4
April 18: 4.2 (good)
April 19: 8.0
April 20: 8.3
April 21: 7.6
April 22: 8.2
April 23: 8.4
April 24: 7.4
April 25: 8.0
April 26: 7.5
April 27: 7.8
April 28: 8.0
April 29: 7.3
April 30: 7.2

May 1: 7.3
May 2: 7.4
May 3: 7.6
May 4: 7.7
May 5: 6.9 (good)
May 6: 7.1
May 7: 2.3 (good)
May 8: 6.4 (good)
May 9: 7.0
May 10: 7.1
May 11: 6.4 (good)

* I stopped writing down the pollen count after May 11, 2017, when the pollen count had been 7.1 or under for seven days in a row. I took this to mean that Spring Pollen Season 2017 was over.

* Spring Pollen Season 2017 started on February 12, 2017, and was over on May 11, 2017.

* Spring Pollen Season 2017 had a total of nine days where the pollen count was 10.0 or higher.

* There were nine days where the pollen count was “good” (meaning safe for me). Those were days where the pollen count was 6.0 or below. Four of those days were in the last week of Spring Pollen Season 2017.

* Spring Pollen Season 2017 lasted for a total of 71 days (not including good days where the pollen was 6.0 or lower.)

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