HERALD AND REVIEW: Have seasonal allergies? Here’s why Central Illinois is having a bad year

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The Decatur Herald and Review is reporting, “The long, late winter has ushered in “a tidal wave of pollen,” meaning thousands of Central Illinoisans went, seemingly overnight, from shivering to sniffling.

Most years, temperatures increase slowly in the region, meaning trees usually begin pollinating gradually, starting in March. This year, it was cold and snowy throughout much of the region through mid-April. So when temperatures finally began warming up consistently a couple of weeks ago, trees began pollinating all at once…”

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