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Valley temperature swings affecting allergies, outdoor activities – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-05-05 19:18:49 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)-Hanford’s National Weather Service experts are analyzing recent rapid temperature fluctuations in the valley.

Meteorologist Carlos Molina says the heat surge is directly related to the storms that fall from the Gulf of Alaska. This causes warm air to rush in from the south.

“So, if it’s a little more exaggerated or a little more amplified, we can now see the temperature rising to the late 90’s or near record,” Molina said. “The only thing is that because we are in the spring pattern, the temperature goes up and then goes down.”

Alma Poe of Visalia knew that Wednesday would be hot.

There she took Willow and Laura to the dog park earlier in the day and saw them play from a shaded area.

“Just try to get out before the heat starts and get out of the house for a while,” Po said.

The weather has another effect.

According to doctors, some residents of the valley are currently experiencing more allergic symptoms due to temperature and wind fluctuations.

Dr. Praveen Buddiga points out that heat can make pollen act more aggressively.

“Patients complain of itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, congestion in the throat, and congestion in the chest,” Budiga said. “So these are some of the things I’ve actually seen more often in the last day or two.”

For a little relief, Dr. Buddiga recommends using eye drops, hair wash, and nasal drops.

He also found that masks help prevent pollen exposure, and he suggests buying an air filter for your home.

“It’s a big difference, especially for the bedroom,” Budiga said. “And, especially if you have kids in your child’s bedroom, try buying a quiet one.”

Dr. Budiga also developed a pollen app called Pollen wise..

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