The National Weather Service has started daily reporting of ragweed andpollen counts from four Iowa locations — which many of you may now behearing on this station. So far, the ragweed and pollen counts are in thesingle digits, which one expert says is nothing to worry about.Dr. James Willie, a Des Moines allergist, says the numbers are preliminary.Dr. Willie says more severe ragweed counts of 200 or so should be reportedin a few weeks. He says the worst of the season usually comes around LaborDay, while it’ll taper off by October 1st or with the first freeze. If you’reallergic to ragweed, Willie says there’s little you can do.The reporting stations are in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Des Moines andCedar Rapids.
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