Bellingham and Whatcom
County Pollen and Mold Counts Provided for our Residents with
Allergy & Asthma
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Pollen season is over now, but outdoor mold spores may continue to cause allergy symptoms for sensitive individuals.
Pollen and Mold counts for September 12, 2015: Pollens will be absent to low this time of year. Mold spores are the most important outdoor allergens now. Mold count: 1947, low. Indoor allergens especially dust mites are important in the fall for many who suffer from allergy and asthma.
August 19, 2015: Five day count reported as counts per day: Weed, 1, low. Grass and tree pollen not detected. Mold 1022, low.
August 3, 2015: Counts over five days, reported as counts per day. Grass not detected. Weed 2, low. Juniper/cedar 2, low. Mold 736, low.
July 29 2015. Counts over two days reported as counts per day. Grass < 1. Juniper/cedar 2, low. Weed 2, low. Mold 1117, low.
There are likely localized areas in the county with moderate to high weed pollen, or mold counts at this time.
July 22, 2015: Grass not detected. Weed 1, low. Pine, Cedar < 1. Mold 1000 low.
July 13, 2015. Daily count averaged over four days: Grass 3, low. Weed 3, low. Juniper/cedar pollen 4, low. Mold 653, low.
July 8, 2015: Grass 3, low. Weed 3, low. Juniper/cedar 5, low. Mold 993, low.
June 29, 2015: Grass 25, high. Weed 5, low. Juniper/Cedar 4, low. Mold 759, low.
June 23, 2015: Grass 12, moderate. Weed 8, low -moderate. Mold 467, low. Tree cedar/juniper low.
June 15, 2015. Collected over three days, reported as counts per day: Grass 12, moderate. Weed, 4, low. Cedar/Juniper 5, low. Mold 555, low. In many parts of the county, grass pollen counts are now high.
June 10, 2015; Two day count recorded as counts per day: Grass 11, moderate. Weed, 4, low. Tree, Cedar/Juniper 9, low. Mold 1452, low.
June 3, 2015; Grass 2, low (expect moderate to high counts over the next several weeks). Weed 3, low. Tree, pine 1, low. Cedar < 1. Mold 1205, low.
June 1, 2015, counted over two days, reported as counts per day: Grass 6, moderate. Weed 2, low. Tree, Pine 8, low. Mold 730, low.
May 30, 2015. Collected over two days, reported as counts per day: Grass 5, moderate. Weed, nettle, 3, low. Pine 29, moderate. Cedar 37, moderate. Mold 861, low. Areas in the county with signifcant cover of tall grass, and weeds will have higher counts.
May 28, 2015: Daily count averaged over two days: Grass 5, moderate. Weed, nettle 4, low. Tree, Pine 9, low. Mold 767, low.
May 26, 2015: Daily count averaged over three days. Grass 1, low. Tree, Pine 63, moderate. (Pine is heavy pollen that forms dust on outdoor surfaces and is not allergenic like other pollens). Weed, nettle 8, low. Mold 545, low.
May 22, 2015. Grass 2, low. Weed, nettle, 2, low. Alder 37, moderate. Pine 80, moderate. Cedar 15, moderate. Ash 15, moderate. Mold 978, low. Note: The cotton fluffs flying through the air and collecting on the ground are the seeds from cottonwood trees that pollinated earlier in the year. Allergy symptoms now are caused by grass pollen, some residual tree pollens, early weed pollens and mold spores which are microscopic. The cotton fluffs are not allergenic and don't cause allergy symptoms, but could trap other allergens that could trigger allergic symptoms.
May 20, 2015. Daily count averaged over two days. Grass 15, moderate. Pine 51, moderate. Alder 7, low. Cedar 7, low. Weed 7, low. Mold 1073, low.
May 13, 2015. Daily count averaged over two days: Tree: Pine 98, high (not allergenic). Alder 14, low. Birch 8, low. Larch 5, low. Grass 4, low. Mold 675, low.
May 11, 2015: Grass 15, moderate. Cedar 19, moderate. Pine 58, moderate. Alder 24, moderate. Willow 53, moderate. Mold 959, low. (Some tree pollens detected may be from outdoor dusts rather than directly from trees this time of year)
May 7, 2015: Grass 15, moderate. Pine 53, moderate. Hemlock 5, low. Oak 7, low. Mold 910, low.
May 4, 2015: Daily count averaged over three days: Pine 24, moderate. Oak 22, moderate. Alder 2, low. Cedar 2, low. Larch 2, low. Mold 650, low. (Pine, Larch, fir, Hemlock pollen are large and form yellowish dust on outdoor surfaces and may irritated the airway but do not cause significant allergy symptoms like other allergenic pollens such as alder, birch, maple, oak, cottonwood etc.)
Mold count designations are different from pollen count levels. See NAB below.
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2015 Counts Below
April 27, 2015. Daily count averaged over five days. Low for all pollens including pine, fir, cedar/juniper, ash, beech. Mold 397, low. Grass not detected.
April 20, 2015. Daily count averaged over three days: Cedar/Juniper 66, moderate. Birch 27, moderate. Oak, Willow 7, low. Pine, 5, low. Hemlock 2, low. Mold 1059, low by NAB standards but moderate level for our area.
April 15, 2015. Daily count averaged over three days. Tree pollens are low, less than 5 for Birch, Cottonwood, Larch, Hemlock. Mold 720, low.
April 9, 2015. Daily count averaged over three days: Birch 29, moderate. Cottonwood/poplar 27, moderate. Cedar/juniper 17, moderate. Alder 7, low. Larch 12, low. Mold 389, low. (Mold count designations are different than those assigned to pollens)
April 6, 2015. Two day count, average per day: Birch 8, low. Cedar 3, low. Cottonwood/Poplar 1, low. Willow 1, low. Maple < 1. Hemlock, Larch <1. Mold 1241, low.
April 1, 2015; four day count reported as count per day: Birch 168 high. Cottonwood/poplar 40, moderate. Alder 22, moderate. Cedar 7, low. Maple 4, low. Hemlock 22, low. Mold 496, low.
March 28, 2015. Three day count reported as count per day: Birch 336, high. Cottonwood/poplar 117, high. Cedar 97, high. Alder 78, moderate. Pine, Hemlock, Larch (not allergenic) 5, low. Mold 715, low.
March 25, 2015: Four day count, reported as count per day: Cedar 102, high. Birch 80, moderate. Alder 37, moderate. Cottonwood/Poplar 33, moderate. Mold 541, low.
March 21, 2015; Three day count reported as count per day; Cottonwood/Poplar 258, high. Alder 185, high. Cedar 92, high. Birch 15, moderate. Hemlock 19, moderate. Mold 691, low.
March 18, 2015; Four day count reported as count per day: Alder 208, high. Cottonwood 66, moderate. Cedar 16, low -moderate. Mold 548, low.
March 14th, 2015. Four day count reported as count per day: Alder 387, high. Cedar 120, high. Cottonwood/poplar 106, high. Birch 11, low. Mold 186, low.
March 11, 2015; Three day count reported as count per day: Alder 180, high. Cottonwood/poplar 136, high. Cedar 126, high. Mold 97, low.
March 8, 2015. Daily count averaged over four days : Alder 241, high. Cedar 216, high. Cottonwood/Poplar 11, low. Birch 4, low. Mold 285, low.
March 3, 2015. Daily count averaged over three days: Cedar 560, high. Alder 238, high. Cottonwood/poplar 5, low. Mold 384, low. Birch, Willow less than one, very low.
February 28, 2015; Daily count averaged over three days: Cedar 394, high; Alder 102, high; Willow 48, moderate; Mold 438, low.
February 25, 2015: Average daily count over three days; Cedar 287, high; Alder 44, moderate; Birch 15, low - moderate; Mold 107, low.
February 20, 2015; Average daily count over three days; Cedar high 676; Alder 15, low-moderate; Birch 10, low; Mold 321 low.