October was mostly dry on the windward side

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kids look at the overflowing ponds in Liliuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo on Nov. 4.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald People view the scenery and walk through the slightly flooded Liliuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo on Nov. 4.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Pam Guyette steps into the water as she walks through the flooded Liliuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo on Nov. 4.

October is officially the start of the wet season for most Hawaii locations — especially windward locations — but one might not know that based on the National Weather Services’ official rainfall totals.