Above average rainfall for September

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Colorado has sure seen it's fair share of rain including here on the western slope. But does that mean we are out of the drought?

According to the National Weather service this wet September has helped alleviate some of the drought situation, but it would take a good snow year this winter, with good snow pack to really recover.

"Drought is slow reacting so, even though we have had a good drink it does take a while for the region to react to the moisture and for us to get out of the drought. It took years to get into the drought it could take years to get out of the drought," says Joe Rammey, of the National Weather Service.

Despite the continued drought, there are some interesting numbers for rainfall this month. Normally we see an average of half an inch of rain in September, so far we've seen 2.25 inches, which is way above average.

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