October was a miss!
|The above chart shows inches of October rain|
for South Florida from 1970 to 2014
October is a "hit or miss" rain month.
When hits occur, October acts as an extension of the wet season. Those are the years when late season tropical systems pass through and inundate the region. Most recently we had October hits in 2011 and 2012. When misses occur (as has happened in 2013 and 2014) October turns into a dry season month.
Or in other words, this dry season is off to an early start!