Sorry for the non-tech diversion today, but my local area has set a new pollen count record of 9,369 particles/m2. This is more than 1/3rd higher than the prior record. Read more here.
Antihistamines are flying off the store shelves.
Before I moved here, I thought pollen counts of 200-400 were high, though I never followed the data much.
I’m pretty lucky, no respiratory issues, but with pollen counts this high, I think everyone is impacted. So if you find yourself working with someone miserable in the Southeastern USA, please understand they probably have trouble breathing due to the pollen. It will get worse before it gets better, since this is just the first wave of fairly large pollen. When the smaller pollens get release, then people with allergies will really be impacted.
There is good news. Rain is forecast for the next few days which should help wash it all away. The streets will be running with lime-green fluid.
Unfortunately, I have to do a little yard work today.