Like many people, cabin fever has likely set in and you are itching to go outside for a run, a bike ride, or even at this point probably some yard work just to get any bit of fresh air you can. Unfortunately due to the prolonged below average temperatures of this winter season, allergies may play a role in preventing you from fully enjoying yourself. With the cold lasting so long, flower and other blooming/pollinating entities are behind schedule and when they start to play catch up, it could lead to a brutal allergy season.
When temperatures can go from cold to really warm in a short amount of time, rather than plants and flowers spacing themselves out to pollinate, they all fire off at once and this is what may lead to a huge pollen blast toward allergy sufferers.
The silver lining with all of this is that if spring is shortened from the long winter and a fast approaching summer, it could result in just a few awful weeks for allergy sufferers instead a long and drawn out process. Time will tell what actually happens but if you are an allergy sufferer, consider speaking with your doctor and procuring an antihistamine of if you are not super concerned with appearances, wear a mask while outdoors to reduce the amount of pollen you breathe in.