Buckle up, allergy sufferers: the “pollen vortex” is on its way. New York City may have finally emerged from the polar vortex, but the end of sub-zero temperatures doesn’t mean the end of weather-related woes. In fact, health experts say, the unusually long winter has set the stage for a particularly rough spring allergy season throughout the Northeast. While low temperatures delayed the onset of pollen production for the city’s plants, the high levels of precipitation throughout the winter also left them “primed and ready to go,” explained allergist Clifford Bassett of the […]