Have you noticed that everything in your area seems to be covered with a blanket of pollen? You can see it on your car windows when you wake up in the morning, on your home and sometimes, even in the air. People have been complaining about stuffed up sinuses, coughing and sneezing. If you have experienced this, you are not alone. In fact, there is proof that something is going on when you take a look at these pictures from North Carolina.
The state of North Carolina has been under an extreme pollen count since the beginning of April. Photographer Jeremy Gilchrist is making all allergy sufferers feel a little bit better with some drone images he shared recently. He was driving along when he looked up and saw a large pollen cloud hovering in the sky.
Gilchrist is no stranger to storm chasing and meteorology so he decided that he would give people a birds-eye view of what was happening in the sky. It is a condition in the area that is being called ‘pollenpocalypse’ and it is driving people’s allergies crazy. It seemed as if conditions were perfect on that day for pollen to come off of the trees and collect in the atmosphere.
When Gilchrist saw the pollen gathering in the sky, he realized that it was something that is not frequently seen. A storm rolled in not long after the images were taken and it cleared the haze. It was too late, however, because the pictures were already on social media. Just wait until you see the storm cloud picture.
No tricks here. Yes you are looking at a green haze made up of tree pollen from the pines of central NC! This is…Posted by Jeremy Gilchrist on Monday, April 8, 2019
The Weather Channel has been reporting tree pollen counts in the area that are in the ‘very high’ zone this week and it is likely to stick around a little longer. The areas of Raleigh and Durham are some of the hardest hit. Grass pollen counts are in the high zone as well. If you have allergies, be on the lookout. You may also be getting some relief soon because more rain is expected by the weekend.