The following is from Gary McManus of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey:
October 2009 has been exceedingly wet for Oklahoma, and with rain still falling in the east, the statewide average rainfall total for October 1 through, well … 5 minutes ago, stood at 6.83 inches. That total places the month thus far in 3rd place for wettest October 1-29 periods since 1921.
Here are the October totals (for October 1-31) that are ahead of us:
1941 — 11.32 inches
1923 — 8.91 inches
1919 — 7.27 inches
1981 — 7.10 inches
So it looks like we’re going to finish with the 4th or 5th wettest October on record in 2009, with a slim shot at #3.