- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Portions of western and southern New Mexico remain abnormally dry but the National Weather Service says this week marks the first time there has been no short-term drought in the state since late November 2010.

November saw precipitation at near or above normal levels as storms dropped rain and snow on the state.

Previously, an overall drying trend in August and September was reversed in October as storms delivered rain and mountain snow throughout the month.

Statewide, the average precipitation in October was 233 percent of normal but 300 to 400 percent of normal was common in parts of eastern New Mexico.

Through October, statewide precipitation in 2015 was 143 percent of normal, for the third wettest year on record and the wettest since 1941.

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