WMass catching up on much needed rainfall

Farmers worked hard Monday morning from the soaking rains WMass received

SUNDERLAND, Mass. (WWLP) – Soaking rains passed through western Massachusetts this Monday morning, leaving behind lots of puddles and muddy grounds.

It seems however, the rain we get these days is fast coming down but quick to move out of western Massachusetts.

Most farmers seemed to have taken the day off this Monday from the downpours we got early Monday morning but 22News did find one farmer who found the rain very beneficial.

Robert Lynch, Owner of Riverdale Farms, told 22News, “We’re in pretty good shape, it was actually nice to get the rain despite having to work in it.”

The hard working farms continued to work in the mud to take advantage of whatever raindrops fell Monday morning.

Lynch told 22News that because the ground was so dry for such a long time, sometimes these heavy rains have a negative effect. He also mentioned that when it’s too dry the soil crusts over and seeds have a hard time poking through the soil.

This Thursday the United States Drought Monitor comes out with a new report, and it will be interesting to see where it puts western Massachusetts after the rainfall we got Monday morning.

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