CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - For those begging for rain, it looks like your prayers have been answered.
Until Wednesday, April 25 was the last day of any measurable rain, and western Massachusetts has been drying-out as a result.
While not being officially in a drought, the United States Drought Monitor has much of the area in the category of abnormally dry.
Normal rainfall for May is around 3.79 inches, and so far we have had none. That is why some people, like Jeanne Demonte of Chicopee, are actually happy to see the rain arrive.
"Oh I'm glad it's coming. Everything is dry, dry, dry, and it'll motivate me to do my planting just in time for the rain," she said.
Typically, your lawn and garden needs around an inch of rain per week to stay hydrated. If you've been watering your plants and lawn to keep them moist, or even using sprinklers, make sure to let nature do its thing and turn off your automatic sprinklers providing we get the rain.