That spurt of rain over the weekend bumped October back a few notches frombeing one of the state’s driest Octobers ever. Still, state climatologistHarry Hillaker says last month did end up being Iowa’s tenth driest Octoberon record. He says we had been ranked eighth prior to the rainfall.Hillaker says the past several months have been drier than normal he saysSeptember and October together are the 8th driest together. August was alsodrier than normal.Apparently the trend will continue. Hillaker says the month ahead may proveto be a drier-than-normal November too.As far as temperatures go, Hillaker says November is expected to be slightlywarmer than normal, but the winter ahead may be a bit colder than usual.