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Allergy Alert: Cedar pollen remains very high in Central Texas

A stretch of elevated cedar pollen is expected to continue.
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It's been a busy and shockingly high start to 2020 in the allergy department, specifically concerning Cedar pollen. 

Saturday morning's count was the highest so far this season at 7,046 gr/m3. Friday morning's count stayed elevated at 1,398 gr/m3.

Cedar pollen has not seen levels of more than 6,000 gr/m3 since Dec. 21, 2018. 

Cedar is considered high when it reaches at and over 500 gr/m3. The pollen levels have slowly been climbing the last several days. 

Cedar pollen is expected to remain in the high count for at least the next week.

Credit: KVUE

Cedar season typically starts in early December and lasts through mid-February. The peek of the cedar season is usually the first two weeks of January.

Credit: kvue

KVUE spoke with an allergist to find out how Central Texans can get some relief from the cedar fever.

KVUE is the only station in the region that takes its own allergy counts seven days each week from our North Austin studios. We track the latest pollen counts and forecasts every day.

Download KVUE's app in order to get constant updates on the weather and allergy forecast at kvue.com/app. And be sure to also follow KVUE on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WATCH: How to treat cedar fever in Central Texas


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