1998-1999 Mountain Cedar Season

Forecast for Dec 4, 1998

Forecasts for the Week of December 7-13, 1998

Forecasts for the Week of December 14-20, 1998

Forecasts for the Week of December 21-27, 1998

Forecasts for the Week of Dec 28, 1998-Jan 3, 1999

Forecasts for the Week of January 4-10, 1999

Forecast for the Week of January 11-17, 1999

Forecast for the Week of January 18-23, 1999

Forecast for the Week of January 25-31, 1999


The 1998-1999 Season Summary is available. We will be back again in December 1999 with daily mountain cedar forecasts. Please keep up with our web pages throughout the spring, summer, and fall for information on local pollen types.

Individuals allergic to mountain cedar should be cautious about pollen levels during other times of the year. Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) releases pollen during February and March in Texas and Oklahoma. This tree is abundant throughout much of the eastern half of North America including parts of Texas and Oklahoma. In the Tulsa area, eastern red cedar is one of our most prolific pollinators. Although not generally considered as allergenic as mountain cedar, there is cross reactivity between the two species. Therefore, if you are in areas with red cedar you may continue to experience allergy symptoms during the early spring. In the fall September through November, red-berry juniper (Juniperus pinchotii) pollinates in this region as well. This pollen is also allergenic and also cross reacts with mountain cedar; so fall symptoms are also possible. Often news media will provide information on local pollen counts. Sometimes the inclusion of any cedar pollen is thought (by the media) to be mountain cedar. As a result, misleading information is sometimes broadcast or published. Use the following as a general guideline

  September to November Juniperus pinchotii
  December and January Juniperus ashei
  February and March Juniperus virginiana

Questions: Aerobiology Lab e-mail: pollen@utulsa.edu

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