Off-the-charts pollen spreads allergy misery

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 7:07 p.m. CDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Allergy season has come early and hit with a wheezing vengeance in parts of the South and Midwest this year, thanks largely to an unusually warm winter. Abundant pollen is causing watery eyes, sniffles and sneezing.