Nearly all of western Massachusetts out of drought zone

Some of region is not even considered "abnormally dry"

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The drought is officially over for nearly all of western Massachusetts! The United States Drought Monitor’s weekly update shows that eastern and central portions of Hampden County are considered to be only “abnormally dry,” with western portions of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin County, and all of Berkshire County except for its extreme southwest corner are under normal conditions.

The only portion of western Massachusetts that is under “moderate drought” conditions is the southern part of Southwick.

22News Storm Team Meteorologist Nick Bannin says that we are still below our normal rainfall totals, but the late-season snowfall and recent rains have contributed greatly to the end of the drought we experienced over the past year.

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