Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tornado Watch for Sunday

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Tornado Watch 445 is in effect until 700 pm CDT for the following locations in eastern Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee

Tennessee counties included are: Anderson           
Blount             
Campbell
Carter              
Claiborne          
Clay
Cocke               
Cumberland         
Fentress
Grainger            
Greene             
Hamblen
Hancock             
Hawkins            
Jackson
Jefferson           
Johnson            
Knox
Loudon              
Macon              
Morgan
Overton             
Pickett            
Putnam
Roane               
Scott              
Sevier
Sullivan            
Unicoi             
Union
Washington

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Storms Rumbling Overnight

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THUNDERBOOMERS:
You may hear some rumbles of thunder overnight as storms are poised just to our north over central and south central areas of Kentucky. They are marching quickly to the south. I've posted radar links to both Wunderground and the National 
Weather Service below.

COOL MORNINGS!
Saturday's high was 87° after starting out the second morning in a row in the 50's. (59.1° at 5:56 am). It is the 8th morning in July that we've been under 60°. I expect we'll see 2 more next week. Quite a month!

HOT SUNDAY:
Sunday is expected to be a very hot day with heat index readings in Cookeville around 97-100° and a chance of storms mainly in the afternoon hours. Winds will be gusty from 15-20 mph. High temps will be around 91°.

MUCH COOLER NEXT WEEK:
A big cool down is expected Monday through Wednesday with highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's.

*Wunderground Radar*

*NWS Radar*

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Expect Some Thunder Boomers!

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A 70% chance for thunderstorms tonight with a low of 67°. Some storms may become strong!

Check out the story about the 101 year-old who has logged 84 years as a volunteer weather observer. He never missed a day. #NoExcuses
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20140721_hendrickson.html

The full forecast is below. 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Back In The 90's

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We're finally back in the 90's after more than a week where temps dropped into the upper 60's for actual high temperatures! It felt hot today.

JULY 22 ALMANAC:
Records: 
Hottest: 100° in 1926 (normal: 87°)
Coolest: 53° in 2007 (normal: 66°)
Rainfall:
1.80" this date in 2011
Wettest July: 9.37" (1916)
Month to Date:
Average high: 84.7° 
(normal: 87.3)(record: 95.6° in 1980)


We saw no rainfall today (Tuesday) across the Cookeville area (most showers/storms confined to northeast plateau and southeast TN near Chattanooga and on into NE Alabama and NW Georgia) but have a 40% for Wednesday and a 70% chance of thunderstorms for Wednesday night. I think we will top 90° again on Wednesday. Thunderstorms continue on Thursday early but then we expect to slowly clear with highs in the mid 80's and lows in the low 60's on Thursday night.

For Friday expect a sunny and very nice day with a high of 85° and a low of 62°. Much of the same for Saturday with sunny skies and a high of 85°. The full forecast is below.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Makes It's Return

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I'm sure you've noticed the increase warmth today (Sunday) across the area. We've been as warm as 85° this afternoon. Some have seen a few stray showers and thunderstorms, but nothing compared to the coverage of showers the last two days.

WINTER OUTLOOK MAP:

The guys at http://firsthandweather.com/ have released a preliminary 2014-2015 winter forecast and it shows areas east of the Rockies with a winter of well below normal temps and average to above average rain/snow. I'm sure some teachers and students will love this prediction.

COLD JULY TEMPS
Speaking of cool weather, check out a couple of stories from The Weather Channel about the July record cold snap. It was one of the strongest ones ever recorded.
The Coldest July Days Ever
July Chill Brought Record Cold Temps


REST OF WEEK FORECAST:
We've returned to summer with warm temps and slight chances of afternoon thunderstorms. All the information is located in the link below.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Like Living in Seattle But Changes Are Ahead

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Tired of the rain? I've got bad news for you!

Looks like this first round will wrap up this morning, but a second round will be on their way later this afternoon. Thundershowers will only be very isolated in our area with highs just in the mid 70's (about 15°-20° below normal).

COOKEVILLE BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 1.70" of rain recorded in last 24 hours (almost a record breaker for this date)
  • Friday's high was just 68.8° which breaks a record from 2009 for the coolest high temperature recorded in Cookeville, TN on that date by 3°.
  • 53° was the coldest low temp on record, by the way, on Thursday morning! 


SUNDAY AND THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sunday's forecast calls for a slight chance of a thunderstorm with a high of 83°. The week ahead promises a more summer type pattern with slight afternoon thunderstorm chances and highs in the upper 80's.


The end of next and the weekend just might be sunny, warm, and include no rain!

WEATHER LINK OF THE DAY:
Today's link includes an interesting graphics page from the National Weather Service in Nashville. More information than you can digest!
http://graphical.weather.gov/sectors/ohx.php

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Your Weekend Forecast and Other Fun Stuff

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Kind of like Seattle weather is what one of my Facebook friends said today and I have to agree. Overcast and just enough rain to make you use your wipers and have to watch out for people who mysteriously didn't know or realize that it actually rained today!

After a mainly rainy Friday (only .30") in the rain bucket, the weekend promises much of the same.

QUICKIE FORECAST:
Friday night: 80% shower chance, low 62°
Saturday: 60% thunderstorm chance, high 76°
Saturday night: 30% thunderstorm chance, low 66°
Sunday: 40% thunderstorm chance, high 84°

Friday saw rain showers off and on for much of the afternoon with only one round of moderate showers and mostly light showers. No lightning/thunder was reported in Cookeville.

Rain chances diminish considerably next week with much warmer temperatures. Highs in the upper 80's to around 90° with lows in the upper 60's. We'll see the garden variety type of summer afternoon or early evening thunderstorm chance.

LINKS YOU CAN USE:
Tonight, I'll feature a couple of links including a much better looking mobile weather site from the National Weather Service. It really has an 'app-type feel' to it. Check out the news story here or go directly to the new site by clicking here

The other link I'd like to show you is a much better way to see the Nashville office of the National Weather Service on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/NWSNashville

Try out both of these and let me know what you think!

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