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Cedar pollen count to remain elevated this weekend

Cedar season is ramping up.

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Mountain cedar season officially kicked off on Dec. 1. While it has not been seen in high amounts, there are signs that the pollen count will increase a bit this weekend. 

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

Although wind speeds are lighter Saturday, the winds on Friday kept pollen levels elevated. Dry weather and higher wind speeds typically shake up mountain cedar trees and this will release more pollen. Higher counts were recorded Friday and Saturday morning.

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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. KVUE tracks the latest pollen counts and forecasts every day.

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