Recent rainfall not enough to help dry conditions

U.S. Drought Monitor has Massachusetts in abnormally dry category

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been awhile but yesterday we finally saw some rainfall. We’ll take what we can get but we could still use quite a bit more rain.

Over the last month western Massachusetts has seen very little in the way of rainfall. The U.S. Drought Monitor has all of the state in the abnormally dry category. Farmers have had to irrigate due to the dry conditions.

We did see some rain and some showers and thunderstorms Tuesday but was it enough to help? “Not really, just barely settled the dust,” said Tom Calabrese from Calabrese Farms in Southwick. “We got less than 1/4 of an inch. It soaked in about an inch; we need an all-night soaker.”

Calabrese says if we were to get about an inch and a half of rain that would help out with the dry conditions. Right now most lawns are still looking pretty green but if we don’t see more rain soon chances are they’ll start looking more yellow and brown.

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