Western Massachusetts one of the drier regions in New England

All data is recorded at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – There have been no improvements with our continuing drought. The latest U.S Drought Monitor came out Wednesday showing that a good portion of the Pioneer Valley is still in an extreme drought. The rest of western Massachusetts is either in a severe drought or moderate drought.

Just this month in western Massachusetts, we have only gotten around an inch of rain. Our average rainfall for the month of November is 3.93 inches of rain, which means we still need 2.93 inches of rain to catch up.

Our average rainfall total for the year is 37.01 inches of rain. So far, we have seen 26.25 inches of rain meaning we are in a rainfall deficit of 10.76 inches of rain.

The good news is the 22News Storm Team is tracking rain for a good portion of next year. Every drop is welcomed here.

All records are recorded at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.

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