Mowing grass today, in this middle week of October, I notice that the grass in the yard was mostly dead, and that all I was doing was stirring the dust. After I turned the mower off, I came inside and started looking at the weather records for the past couple of months. The last time that we had a measurable rain of over an inch was on August 16th. In September we had a few rain events, but the entire rainfall for September was measured in three separate events and totaled just 0.68". No rain so far in October to speak of.
The weather weenies aren't predicting rain in this are until the middle of next week.
We're due for a good drenching.