NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Some people are loving the warm fall we’re having, but others, not so much.
Many of those people are dealing with bad allergies.
We’ve seen temperatures so warm recently that many of our overnight low temperatures have been warmer than our average daytime highs should be this time of the year. That has made this fall look a lot less like fall typically does.
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The foliage hasn’t really popped, the shoreline hasn’t seen any frost, and the growing season has been extended. A longer growing season also means a longer allergy season though.
This time of the year, we typically see ragweed allergies taper off heading closer into the month of November, but thanks to what has been a significantly above average temperature trend over the last month, ragweed has been running rampant and is especially bad.
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But it’s not all bad though!
On average, the Connecticut shoreline sees just over 1/10th of an inch of rain a day. Over the last two months, we have only seen that much or more on nine occasions. Because of that, we’ve brought ourselves closer and closer into a drought, but less rain means less mold which is also a very powerful year round allergen.
Unfortunately, the rain from Sunday and Monday with a continued warm forecast might bring those mold spores right back up all over again, so that’s something we’ll have to be watching closely as we head into the middle of the month.