Today's storm brought 3/4 of an inch in my back yard. It had cleared by mid afternoon and I was home early enough to pull some weeds and plant some garlic. While digging the garlic I noticed that despite ~2" of rain in the last two days the soil wasn't wet more than 1" down in parts of the garden and lawn. At first I thought that it was due to being in a sheltered location, but now I think that the soil was so dry in areas that the water beaded up and flowed off.
PS: Is it season total or seasonal total? I see I've been writing seasonal, but maybe that's too stilted and formal sounding.