March brought rain to a good segment of the Southwest, dumping as much as 11 in. on some locations in one mid-month rainy weekend and leaving from ÂĽ in. to more than 2 in. in the Texas Plains and Southwest Oklahoma.

Still, South Texas remains one of the driest places in the nation with drought conditions extending well into a second year. Reports show New Mexico, with mostly 1 in. or less of rain from that March system, while some North Texas areas recorded up to 11 in. with massive flooding in the Dallas area.

To check out the situation, visit: Intellicast www.intellicast.com., an Internet site offering up-to-date weather information; or the Drought Monitor at: drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html.