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Gloomy weather good for allergies


MUKWONAGO (WKOW) -- The cold, wet spring put a damper on outdoor activities.

But the gloomy weather also provided relief for allergy sufferers.

Doctors at the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center in Mukwonago say the 2013 season has been slow so far.

That's because the moisture in the air kept the tree pollen at bay.

"The trees pollinate when they're supposed to pollinate and if at that time we don't have the dry windy weather to blow the pollen around we miss it," says Dr. Gary Steven.

But people with allergies are hardly in the clear.

Dr. Steven says the grass pollen season starts around May 15 and peaks in the first couple weeks of June.

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