Worcester, MA Pollen and Allergy Report for Summer 2023

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Data for the Wyndly Summer 2023 Pollen and Allergy Report comes from Pollen Sense. Pollen Sense deploys 100,000 sensors across the USA which take measurements every 15 seconds, creating a dataset of millions of data points and unparalleled granularity.

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Pollen Allergy Trends in Worcester, MA

When is pollen lowest in Worcester, MA?

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February

Lowest month total PPM

113.83 Avg. PPM

When is pollen highest in Worcester, MA?

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April

Highest month total PPM

3,470.5 Avg. PPM

How does pollen in Worcester, MA compare to Massachusetts?

Worcester has a higher average PPM than the state of Massachusetts.

Worcester yearly avg PPM: 789.35

Massachusetts yearly avg PPM: 772.3

How does pollen in Worcester, MA compare to the USA?

Worcester has a higher average PPM than the USA.

Worcester yearly avg PPM: 789.35

USA yearly avg PPM: 664.86

Is pollen worse this year in Worcester, MA?

Spring 2023 was worse than spring 2022.

Spring 2023 PPM: 5,633.89

Spring 2022 PPM: 3,541.25

Average PPM in Worcester, MA

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Worcester, MA Pollen and Allergy Breakdown by Month

Grass

When is grass pollen highest in Worcester, MA?

April has the highest grass pollen in Worcester, MA with an average PPM of 272.77

When is grass pollen lowest in Worcester, MA?

December has the lowest grass pollen in Worcester, MA with an average PPM of 0

Tree

When is tree pollen highest in Worcester, MA?

April has the highest tree pollen in Worcester, MA with an average PPM of 2,912.3

When is tree pollen lowest in Worcester, MA?

October has the lowest tree pollen in Worcester, MA with an average PPM of 52.19

Weed

When is weed pollen highest in Worcester, MA?

April has the highest weed pollen in Worcester, MA with an average PPM of 453.91

When is weed pollen lowest in Worcester, MA?

February has the lowest weed pollen in Worcester, MA with an average PPM of 0.07

Worcester, MA Pollen Monthly Breakdown by Pollen Type

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Pollen and Hay Fever in Worcester, MA

In the picturesque city of Worcester, Massachusetts, the changing seasons bring an array of vibrant colors and lush landscapes. However, for many residents, this seasonal transition is a double-edged sword, as the blossoming flora means an increase in airborne pollen, often leading to pollen allergies and hay fever.

Pollen allergies, commonly known as hay fever, occur when the immune system overreacts to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. In Worcester, various types of pollen are in abundance. During the spring, tree pollen is particularly prevalent. Common trees in Worcester such as oak, elm, and maple produce copious amounts of pollen, which can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

As the city transitions into summer, grass pollen takes center stage. Grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass and Timothy grass flourish in Worcester's temperate climate, releasing pollen into the air. The warm summer days can be somewhat bittersweet for residents who enjoy outdoor activities but struggle with pollen allergies.

In the fall, weed pollen becomes the primary culprit. Ragweed, a common weed in Worcester, releases pollen that is notorious for causing hay fever. Additionally, the mild temperatures and occasional rain showers characteristic of Worcester's autumn create ideal conditions for mold spores, which, although not pollen, can similarly aggravate allergies.

Throughout these seasons, the pollen count varies with changes in weather conditions. On windy days, pollen is swept into the air, increasing exposure, while rain can help to wash pollen from the air, providing some respite.

Understanding the types of pollen and their respective seasons can help the residents of Worcester stay informed and be mindful of the environmental factors that may affect their well-being. It is important to recognize that pollen allergies and hay fever are a natural response to the bountiful nature that this charming city has to offer. .

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Pollen Sense Sensors

Data for the Wyndly Summer 2023 Pollen and Allergy report comes from Pollen Sense. Pollen Sense deploys 100,000 sensors across the USA which take measurements every 15 seconds, creating a dataset of millions of data points and unparalleled granularity. These sensors automatically detect particulate matter collected from ambient air, and use a neural network algorithm to identify individual pollen species and calculate daily pollen counts.

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Wyndly Summer 2023 Pollen Report Methodology

For each city, Wyndly obtained monthly pollen PPMs (pollen grains per cubic meter) for each form (tree, grass, and weed) from February 2022 - May 2023. Data were obtained from Pollen Sense, LLC Automated Particulate Sensors (APS). These sensors automatically detect particulate matter collected from ambient air, and use a neural network algorithm to identify individual pollen species and calculate daily pollen counts.

Yearly averages are calculated by summing the three allergen averages per month of data for a total monthly PPM, summing all monthly total PPMs, then dividing by 12 (month count). Used for per-city average, state average, and total USA average. Season comparisons are done by summing the months of Spring (March, April, May) for 2023 and 2022. If the absolute of the (2023-2022)/2022 is ≤ 0.05, the years were about the same. Otherwise, the more PPM, the worse the season was.

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