Weather Facts: Cedar Season

It's the middle of cedar season and many people are beginning to feel it. The weather is a big influencer on the cedar count.

The cedar trees turn brown as they begin to pollinate for most of the winter. The worst of cedar fever occurs during the first three weeks of January.

On really bad days it seems like the cedar trees are on fire because they are sending out so much pollen.

There's a spike in cedar on sunny, dry, mild and breezy days.

Central Texas is the worst spot in the world for cedar. There is a high concentration of cedar trees north and west of Austin.

This time of year there's a bunch of cold front moving in from the northwest pushing the cedar into neighborhoods. 

If the fronts produce more wind than rain it makes it even worse.

When the winds come from the southwest, warming up and drying out the air, the cedar trees will start popping and releasing tons of pollen.

The best way to get rid of the pollen is to slide into a rainy weather pattern. 

Looking at the outlook, Zack doesn't believe it will happen until the end of January which means there will be little relief from cedar fever until then.

If you have a weather question you can email Zack or check him out on Twitter and Facebook.

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