Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Tuesday October 3rd Through Sunday October 8th, 2017

When there is low activity it makes more sense to post a few days worth of counts. This summary is from last Tuesday through Sunday.

Ragweed has been low with barely a ragweed pollen to count on Saturday and Sunday.

Oddly enough grass is still present with a moderate level of 5 on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by detectable but very low levels for the next 4 days (0.5 and 0.2 of a pollen grain of grass).

Ragweed Pollen 10-9-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts September 25th through October 2nd, 2017

Not much going on out there. Almost more grass pollen than ragweed. That is clearly unusual for this time of the year and it does account for my sneezing (only grass pollen allergic).

Date     Ragweed     Grass

9/25      4 low          2 low

9/26     10 mod        0

9/27     23 mod        8 mod

9/28      3 low          3 low

9/29      2 low          2 low

9/30      1 low          1 low

10/1       4 low         2 low

10/2      4 low         3 low

Of note, ragweed season ended on 9/30 last year.

Ragweed 9-25 to 10-2-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Friday September 22nd through Sunday September 24rth 2017

Ragweed seems to be dwindling however grass is oddly present and in moderate amounts.

Friday- ragweed 22 (moderate)  grass 10 (moderate)

Saturday- ragweed 6 (low) grass 3 (low)

Sunday – ragweed 5 (low) grass 13 (moderate)

Ragweed 9-22 thru 9-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Wednesday September 20th and Thursday September 21st, 2017

Ragweed was at moderate levels for the past two day and the counts were almost identical at 23 and 24 grains of ragweed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled. Those other weeds, chenopods and nettle were at a moderate level of 10 on Wednesday and low at 3 today. Grass pollens were at a level of 5 for both days- moderate levels of grass pollen.

ragweed pollen 9-20 & 9-21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Monday September 18th and Tuesday September 19th, 2017

The thunderstorm and lightening strikes prohibited taking the pollen rods down yesterday. That means the count is a two day average.

Non-ragweed weed counts were low at 3 for both days with nettle and chenopods present.

Ragweed was low at 8 grains of ragweed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for each day.

Grass was out there however low at a count of 2 grains per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

The ragweed graphic is the only one worth showing.

Ragweed 9-18 & 9-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A message to share with your children.

A most terrible thing happened last week. We lost our 14 year old nephew. At the mass, Father James McPhillips gave a sermon. This sermon not only celebrated Kyle’s life, it also included a most powerful message to the young people who were in attendance. This was most touching. Father’s message was from the heart. I realize that not many young people read this blog, but parents do. I have taken the message from the homily. Share it with your children.

Taken in from the homily 

………

Again, at a time like this— words seem very empty—But Id like to address some words to the young people here today

Kyle was really a good kid, but even good kids do foolish things sometimes—and what Kyle did the other daywas really really really foolish

You’ve got to know how precious your lives are

Each one of you is a special gift of God to our world

Each one of you are a unique presence of the Lord in our midst for you are made in His image and likeness

You are a one and only creation of God-the person you are with your unique gifts and talents, hopes and struggles will never be repeated in this world

I know its hard at times for you to believe how much you are loved and appreciated because those of us who are older don’t always make it clear how much you mean to us – how much you mean to God

A lot of times we presume you know how much you’re treasured – the truth is:

You’re our hope for the future and our joy in the present

When we have bad days-get discouraged-or have struggles—you’re the ones who make it all seem worthwhile

Please don’t ever doubt how precious you are or how valuable your lives are

Life is often hard—but at the same timeLife is good- it’s a gift from God

Today the Catholic Church celebrates throughout the world the feast of ‘the exaltation of the cross- I invite you to reflect on the crucifix

The fact is – God does His best work through the cross – if we let Him

You see – it’s especially in the hard times of life that God can form our character- ”In the midst of struggles He can form us to be people of courage- ‘people of compassion”people willing to give and sacrifice for others

That’s at the heart of love-giving of self for others—and it’s usually during the struggles of life (the crosses of life) that God can do His best work in making us – making you” – the best you can be

It’s not easy” – but it is good

Sometimes as a people we tend to focus on – “the heartaches” – pain- frustration and disappointments of life

But there is so much love in our world – goodness– and caring

So much joy, happiness and peace if we just open our eyes to it and open our hearts to the Lord

And while we all face struggles at time – we can come through those struggles being better people – more loving people – more compassionate people—the fact is -it’s an adventure – don’t ever give up on the adventure

The Lord calls us to embrace the adventure – that’s what the Lord made us for

He never wants us to give up

Today we come to weep – we mourn with broken hearts because we know how good life is and we mourn that Kyle isn’t here to share the goodness of life with us

But as Christians we also come with great hope – because Kyle did receive God’s saving grace

As Christians we know this isn’t the end of life – but a new beginning

We know the Lord is with us in our heartache and we pray that Kyle will come to share forever with the Lord the joy of heaven

We pray for Kyle and for all those who have gone before us – that they will be – brought into the presence of our Lord

Father James McPhillips

St. Helen’s Church, Burton, Ohio September 14, 2017

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts September 11th through 17th, 2017

Ragweed started off on the 11th and 12 at high values, 53 and 50 respectively. Since last Tuesday, the counts have dwindled to moderate levels 14-37. Those other weeds, chenopods and nettle, have mostly  been low – for 5 of the past 7 days. Interestingly, grass pollen has been at moderate levels for the 11th, 15th and 16th. My thought is that this is not the usual ‘lawn’ grass that dominates the pollen season mid May to early July. This grass pollen is from ‘ornamental’ grass.

Ragweed 9-11 to 9-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Saturday September 9th and Sunday September 10th, 2017

Ragweed was just barely in the high range on Saturday and Sunday; 67 and 53 respectively. Oddly, grass pollen was moderate at 5 and 7 grains of grass pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

For each day of recording, the Indianapolis Star pollen and weather reports are recorded on the spread sheet. I think the Pollen Desk at the Star has been on vacation. Low levels of pollen were reported every day from July 30th to September 10th, 2017. Today (September 11th) is reported in the paper as very high.

Ragweed Pollen 9-9 and 9-10-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Friday September 8th, 2017

The total weed count was barely high at 58. The ragweed count was 52. Chenopods and nettle were the other weeds at 6 (low). Grass was low at 1.

Ragweed Pollen 9-8-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Thursday September 7th, 2017

Weed count was high at 111 with ragweed again the major weed pollen at 107 grains of ragweed per cubic meter of air sampled.

Ragweed Pollen 9-7-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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