No major improvements in western Massachusetts’ drought

Western Massachusetts is lacking at least 7 inches of rainfall

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The rain was welcomed by many Tuesday. 22News is working for you with how this will help our on going drought.

Well any raindrop helps, and we got some good downpours Tuesday.

According to the latest US Drought Monitor most of western Massachusetts continues to stay in a severe drought. Eastern Hampshire and Franklin Counties are still in an extreme drought.

What western Massachusetts needs is a couple days of rain, not scattered downpours from week to week.

Average rainfall for western Massachusetts is about 32 inches of rain. So far this year we have gotten a little over 25 inches. We are lacking about 7 more inches of rain.

Due to the the ground being so dry the rain we do get tends to roll off and not soak in some times.

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