W.Mass welcomes the first official day of summer

Heavy rain leaves behind muggy conditions for the first official date of summer.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – At exactly 12:38 PM this afternoon, western Massachusetts marked the official date of the summer season.

Western Massachusetts welcomed summer with heavy rains earlier on this morning. For residents heading out to celebrate Father’s Day, it might have made it hard to figure out what to wear.

In the morning, most residents had their rain gear on. such as, rain boots and rain jackets. But by the afternoon the humidity returned, leaving behind much muggy conditions.

Some residents did not mind the humidity.

Stephanie Nault and Eric Niegciela, of Chicopee, told 22News, “It doesn’t bother me, after this winter I don’t care how hot or humid it gets, it doesn’t bother me at all. That’s what it is, after this winter we made a promise we wouldn’t say ‘oh my gosh, it’s so hot out!”

Louis Roiz of Chicopee told 22News how he was going to spend his afternoon after feeling the humidity, “Probably go into a pool later cause it’s really muggy out!’
Rainfall amounts for June are above average already, and it has not only helped take some of the pollen out of the air, but made our lawns much greener than they were in May.

As well as being the first official day of summer, we can’t forget about dad. With the rain gone, leaves more room for activities to do outside.

Lamara Taksilova told 22News, “Going to have some cake, and just have some fun, spend time with my father.”

 

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