I need to find the data, but I wouldn't be surprised if we've had around 10 inches of rain or more for the month. That is absolutely ridiculous for the month of October. The harvest around here hasn't been this far behind since 1960's. The farmers are who I feel the most for right now.
Look at this link White Gardens, by tomorrow you and I will have probably had about 10 inches.
I know what you mean about the farmers. My dad and brother farm and they are having a bad time.
Also, wanted to let you know that I enjoy this thread. Keep up the good work.