Could be worse. Out on the Olympic Peninsula the rain gauges are calibrated not in inches, but in feet. The massive Lake Quinault Lodge rain gauge located in the Quinault Rainforest averages 15-feet (4.6-meters) each year.
As a side note, a biologist I knew once told me that because of our never-ending rain a temperate rainforest, like the western edges of the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia further to the north, has a higher aggregate total biomass per cubic meter than even a tropical rainforest like that in the Amazon Basin.
Because of this if you've ever done any true wilderness backpacking here you learn real quick that it's almost impossible to wander off-trail very far. Often even for only a few feet. We never had to worry too much about the Boy Scout kids getting lost on overnight hikes. Just too impenetrable. Only one way in and one way back out.
Having once worked as a field geologist, it fell to me to teach the boys some rudimentary land navigation skills using a magnetic compass. Pretty useless skill set, though, when all one can do is follow the trail forward and backward...