For my one reader who lives in the neighborhood, a weather update: 0.41 inches of rain overnight. That brings us to 1.63 inches for the month – the fourth straight month in which we’ve received more than double our normal rainfall here in Albuquerque.

New Mexico Central Valley rain graph

That’s precipitation for the first three months of the year for New Mexico’s central valley climate division. You can see rather a spike for 2005. April will certainly push the spike up farther once that data is added in. (Data courtesy Western Regional Climate Center.)