It's one of the few drawbacks to living here in the North Bay: allergy season. And it's happening now. But you probably already knew that.
Not everyone is susceptible to allergies, and Cooluris explains that genetics has a lot of say about who is and isn't.
In Sonoma County and the North Bay, the biggest sources of the pollens that can trigger allergies are not trees or flowers, but native grasses.
There are also online resources you can use to track local pollen counts and forecasts, by zip code. Here's one.