ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The numbers are in and forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say September was a good month for New Mexico.
The state received 190 percent of its average rainfall last month. In all, an average of more than 3 inches fell across the state.
While last September ranked as the seventh wettest on record, state and federal officials said Tuesday during a monthly meeting that long-term drought is still a problem in New Mexico and that soil moistures have yet to recover.
Counting the last three years, the officials say New Mexico still has a rainfall deficit of more than 5 inches.
Forecasters say things could improve if predictions for winter precipitation hold true. The predictions are calling for above-normal precipitation across much of New Mexico through February.