Many of us are suffering from allergy symptoms with the arrival of spring and it looks like our region is getting the worst of it.

Allergies are awful. Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing... they just aren't our cup of tea are they? Honestly, I didn't suffer from allergies as a kid, but as I've gotten older I believe I've developed them. Now I know what people are talking about when they talk about their symptoms making them want to curl up in the fetal position.

Pollen allergies are more common than other allergies especially in regions with flowers and trees.

These guys love to make us miserable and lucky for us, trees begin producing pollen around this time of year. Guess we can blame being in the great outdoors for that. Aside from the onslaught of pollen, we also see some of the worst pollen levels in our part of the state.

According to, the pollen level is "a measure of the number of grains of pollen in a cubic meter of air." The higher the number, the more people are affected and experience symptoms. In the springtime, these levels are typically higher than in the fall.

The Southeastern part of Wyoming is currently in either the "medium to high" range or the "high" range. Cheyenne and Laramie are getting the worst of it currently with pollen levels at 9.7 to 12. Casper isn't far behind though with pollel levels in between 7.3 and 9.6. It seems odd to have these numbers when we are still experiencing some days that feel more like winter than anything else.

Check out this map to get a closer look.

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