Pollen 'explosion' this week as heat follows cool, wet weather
Pollen season in New Hampshire has been manageable for many in recent days, but that will change this week.
The first 15 days of May were cool, and some were downright chilly. The warmest day - up until Tuesday - was 69 degrees on the sixth.
With nearly four inches of rain in Concord, plenty of water periodically washed away the pollen.
The next several days will be dry and warm, a perfect recipe for what some are calling a pollen 'explosion'.
Right now, the main triggers are the tree pollens: oak, birch and ash.
Additionally, the UV index will be high to very high. The sun angle this time of year is comparable to the beginning of August. It's important to lather on the sunscreen if you plan to be outside for any length of time.
The projected 'burn time' this week is between 15 and 25 minutes, with a UV index at a seven to eight out of ten.