We had rain again last night of 0.20". I had regretted not having my rain gauge out in the yard for the first storm of the season in early October, but I found an old dog bowl in my back yard after that storm and measured the water in it to to get a handle on that storm's rain: 1.22 inches! Based on the location of the dog bowl (out in the clear) I think it was a true reading even though 1.22" seems like a lot of rain. I'll go with it for now as the official first rainfall of the season at my new home and feel good about having a complete record for this season.
The San Pedro annex, only 10 minutes by car away, received 0.35" of rain to my 0.20".