The month of October wasn't the wettest on record, but Abbotsford still got a soaking.
"It's not a record for rainfall. It was just very wet," said David Jones, an Environment Canada meteorologist, adding it was still significant since it didn't rain at all for the first 11 days of the month.
Abbotsford got the most rain in the Lower Mainland last month, with 295 millimetres compared to the average of 145, according to Environment Canada.
This October was the fourth wettest on record in Abbotsford, but the rainiest was in 1967, with 381 mm.
In comparison, 196 mm of precipitation fell last month in Metro Vancouver.
Normally 113 mm is recorded during October.
The wettest October in Vancouver was in 1975, with 288 mm of rain.
The weather put a damper on Halloween fun Wednesday night, with a rainfall warning in effect, but also kept the antics to a minimum, said Abbotsford fire officials.
Emergency responders were still busy but there were no fires or damages caused by fireworks activity thats to continued enforcement of a ban on the explosive devices by fire, police and bylaw officers, said Helmer.
However, on Wednesday, two mudslides in Langley forced families from their homes and caused street closures as cleanup crews worked to remove the debris and 30 centimetres of mud on roads and driveways.
- with files from Rochelle Baker, Abbotsford Times