‘Pollen Vortex’ hits Central Virginia

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[ooyala code=”k3c20zbTr-VWMPTMdDnfNwns1GN6owMt” player_id=”6c21d43b06ee4460a29e40d9542c86ae”]RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) — If you have been experiencing itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing – you are not alone.

Allergy season is upon Central Virginia and experts say it may be the worst in years.

Some are even calling it the “Pollen Vortex” as a play on words to the phrase “Polar Vortex” from this past winter.

But the two phrases may be linked as some allergists attribute bad allergies to the long winter, which delayed trees that were supposed to bloom weeks ago from blossoming.

Now, those trees are blooming along with other plants that always bloom in Mid April.

On Monday, Richmond’s allergy rating measured a 11.3, that was one of the most severe on the East Coast. For perspective, allergy ratings only go up 12.

“It is going to get worse before it gets better,” Dr. Ananth Thyagarajan, an allergist tells CBS 6.

“We can’t…

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