Apex man captures 'pollen storm' on home surveillance camera

APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- Just watched the video above? We know what you're thinking, "Check out those flurries" - except, that's not snow, it's actually pollen.

Yep, that's right! It's springtime in North Carolina and that means it's time for pollen to fly - literally in this case.

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This video was taken Monday night by Apex resident James Fox.

He captured the "pollen storm" on the surveillance video outside of his home.

"I think it was dramatic last night because of the wind," he explained. "Driving home from our farm last night it actually impacted visibility. At times it was pretty dense, like fog, or smoke."

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It was that drive home that made Fox check his cameras.

The first thing he thought when he saw the "flurry" surprise?

"Ugh, my allergies are gonna be horrible, and I can't wait till it rains," he told ABC11.

Fox said the winds were so strong, he thinks they helped trigger the cameras.

"I just noticed they (cameras) were getting triggered from the movement and thought it looked cool," Fox said. "I have a few other cameras as well, all of them were triggered to record."

Unfortunately, ABC11 meteorologist Steve Stewart said the pollen is here to stay, or at least for now.

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