April has been a very dry month

Its been awhile since we've seen any significant rainfall in western Massachusetts.

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – If you started planting already you’ve been watering a lot on your own, and not relying on the rain.

Friday was the last time western Massachusetts got any rain in more than a week, and we didn’t get much. Many home gardeners and even nurseries have been doing a lot of extra work watering their plants themselves. The lack of rain has made western Massachusetts very dry resulting in dozens of brush fires over the past two weeks.

Residents quickly became aware of how dry it was, and took steps to minimize the risk. Just ask Vikki Vachula, from Connecticut, who has been very careful due to the dry weather, “Just mindful of my cigarettes outside fires have a hose handy.”

Western Massachusetts has only seen a an inch and half of rainfall for April. That’s less than half the average of about 3.7 inches.

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