Kent, WA 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 Kent, WA

When is pollen lowest in Kent, WA?

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February

Lowest month total PPM

88.43 Avg. PPM

When is pollen highest in Kent, WA?

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May

Highest month total PPM

1,999.12 Avg. PPM

How does pollen in Kent, WA compare to Washington?

Kent has a lower average PPM than the state of Washington.

Kent yearly avg PPM: 598.21

Washington yearly avg PPM: 657.62

How does pollen in Kent, WA compare to the USA?

Kent has a lower average PPM than the USA.

Kent yearly avg PPM: 598.21

USA yearly avg PPM: 664.86

Is pollen worse this year in Kent, WA?

Spring 2023 was worse than spring 2022.

Spring 2023 PPM: 4,228.01

Spring 2022 PPM: 1,340.3

Average PPM in Kent, WA

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Kent, WA Pollen and Allergy Breakdown by Month

Grass

When is grass pollen highest in Kent, WA?

March has the highest grass pollen in Kent, WA with an average PPM of 246.34

When is grass pollen lowest in Kent, WA?

November has the lowest grass pollen in Kent, WA with an average PPM of 0

Tree

When is tree pollen highest in Kent, WA?

May has the highest tree pollen in Kent, WA with an average PPM of 1,811.51

When is tree pollen lowest in Kent, WA?

April has the lowest tree pollen in Kent, WA with an average PPM of 28.26

Weed

When is weed pollen highest in Kent, WA?

August has the highest weed pollen in Kent, WA with an average PPM of 475.78

When is weed pollen lowest in Kent, WA?

February has the lowest weed pollen in Kent, WA with an average PPM of 0.19

Kent, WA Pollen Monthly Breakdown by Pollen Type

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Pollen and Hay Fever in Kent, WA

Pollen allergies, also known as hay fever, are a common concern for many residents of Kent, Washington. While the city's lush greenery and diverse flora are indeed beautiful, they can cause discomfort for individuals susceptible to hay fever.

There are three main types of pollen that can trigger allergies: tree, grass, and weed. Each of these types has its peak season, which can vary slightly depending on the weather conditions each year.

Tree pollen is usually the first to appear, often starting as early as February and continuing until June. The most common trees that contribute to pollen allergies in Kent are oaks, maples, and pines. Their pollen is lightweight and can travel long distances in the wind, leading to widespread exposure.

Following the tree pollen season, grass pollen takes the stage. The peak season for grass pollen allergies typically falls between May and early July. The primary culprits in Kent are ryegrass and Timothy grass, both of which produce high amounts of pollen that can cause allergic reactions.

Weed pollen emerges in late summer and can linger until the first frost in autumn. The most common weeds producing allergenic pollen in Kent are ragweed, plantain, and nettle. Ragweed is especially notable because a single plant can produce up to a billion pollen grains in a season.

It's important to remember that while these periods represent the peak seasons for each pollen type, low levels of each can be present at other times of the year as well. Variations in weather, such as a particularly warm winter or rainy spring, can also affect pollen levels.

In Kent, as in many other parts of the country, pollen counts tend to be highest on warm, dry, and windy days, and lowest immediately after a rainstorm when the pollen has been washed from the air.

Understanding the pollen seasons in Kent can help residents anticipate and prepare for periods of increased allergies. While it may not always be possible to avoid exposure, awareness of the pollen calendar can be a helpful tool in managing the impact of pollen allergies on daily life.

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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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