I get hay fever, bad. Starting just a few days ago, I began having long attacks where I'd be just drowning and then blowing my nose for minutes on end. Terrible. Tonight I woke to more of the same, but then it started raining outside, and now a few hours later, I'm breathing very comfortably. Thank you rain!
This isn't the first time that I've noticed how air quality affects me. Back some twenty years ago, I noticed a similar effect when I drove out to the ocean and walked on the beach. Just water and sand around me and my breathing immediately began to improve.
Hopefully this rain will keep up for a few days like it's projected to do, and I can take a break from the sneezing fits.