Parts of western Massachusetts getting dry despite spring rain

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Despite some rain over the last few weeks it is starting to get a little dry.

Last month we had below normal rainfall and now some parts of the state are experiencing drier than normal conditions.    

Earlier this spring we had quite a bit of rainfall but despite getting some beneficial rain last month we were almost 2 inches below average for the month of May.

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, parts of Worcester County and eastern parts of the state are experiencing abnormally dry conditions. But that also now includes a sliver of far eastern Franklin County as well.

Some people have noticed it getting a little dry lately.

“It’s been dry, we have plants out on our deck and I’ve had to do a lot of watering because we haven’t had much rain,” said East Longmeadow resident Ben Steele. 

Even though it’s starting to get a little dry the grass and the trees are still looking pretty green.

So far for the month of June we’ve picked up over an inch or rain in the Springfield area.

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