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2013 Rather Dry…. So Far….


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) Things have not only been dry over the last couple of weeks but since the beginning of the year western Mass. is running a rainfall deficit.

We are about 6″  below normal for the year. According to the U.S Drought Monitor the area is abnormally dry (D0) which is the least critical out of the five levels of drought intensity.

If we receive a couple of healthy rainfalls over the next month or so we will be close to normal levels as we head into the summer so things are not critical yet.

Here is a link to the U.S. Drought Monitor http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/monitor.html

U.S. Drought Monitor Intensity Scale:

D0- Abnormally dry

D1- Moderate

D2- Severe



Here are the rain totals for Springfield since January

January: 1.85, -2.61

February: 3.55, +.39

March: 2.52, -1.67

April: 1.68, -2.61

Total deficit, 6.35″ since the beginning of the year.

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