After a dry September, October gets off to a wet start

It was the second driest September on record at Westover in Chicopee

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The sunny dry weather we’ve been having has made for a nice start to the fall foliage season.

After a pretty wet summer, with over 5 inches of rain during the month of August, we didn’t even pick up an inch of rain during the entire month of September. And it was the second driest September on record at Westover in Chicopee.

Farmers are grateful for the wet weather we’re getting now. “September was the driest month of the whole season, so far during the growing season and this little bit of rain we’ve got here is going to help us now and the growing season is almost done but the rain is always appreciated as long as it’s a reasonable amount, an inch or half inch,” said Tom Calabrese of Calabrese Farms in Southwick.

Calabrese says the rain will settle the dust in the fields and it will also help with the fall crops.

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