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Oak count sets record at 40,500; first time in 26 years

On April 4, 2010 we reached 40,000 and on April 2, 1995 we hit 42,000, based on KENS 5 Pollen Expert, Shannon Syring.

SAN ANTONIO — It’s in every single place you go nowadays – brown, crunchy “catkins” are in your windshield, on the bottom and blowing off oak bushes. And as we speak, the oak count has damaged a record set 26 years in the past in San Antonio.

According to KENS 5 Pollen Expert, Shannon Syring, the oak count for Sunday measured at 40,500, which is the very best count she’s seen since she began accumulating knowledge. She mentioned beforehand, the very best it reached was 40,000 on April 4, 2010 and earlier than that it was 42,000 in the final century on April 2, 1995.

Syring mentioned the shortage of precipitation is little question having an impact on the excessive counts recently.

“Also we haven’t had much rain this season, so counts haven’t been reduced by that,” she instructed KENS 5. “I was a little surprised. I did think maybe the big freeze would stunt the oak pollination season, but obviously not. It did delay the whole season I think about 7-10 days, but that’s about it.”

The excellent news although, for allergy victims, is oak season tends to finish round mid-April.

Plus, in different nature-related information, there’s an outside occasion involving crops that should not make anybody sneeze, hopefully. That approach you will be all smiles when taking selfies as you try an enormous array of sunflowers.

A ten-acre sunflower discipline has been planted at Traders Village, based on its web site. The discipline can have varied varieties of sunflowers, together with a maze to discover the fields. It’s anticipated to open your complete month of May. To learn extra, click on right here. 

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