...after some localized frost here on the Plateau this morning, temperatures will run up to 70° under sunny skies!
As I look across our latest, local forecast, our chances for frost appear to be over for the season.
Cookeville, TN Alamanac
For April 16, 2008
Normal High: 70
Normal Low: 47
High Last Year: 70
Low Last Year: 44
Record High: 88 in 1955
Record Low: 28 in 1988
Today is the 10th Anniversary of the Nashville Tornado.
This Date In Weather History: (courtesy NWS)
On April 16, 1921...
An early morning severe weather outbreak produces 5 tornadoes across Middle Tennessee, primarily along a path from Giles to Cannon County. All are classified as F2. A total of 4 fatalities are reported, with another 41 injuries.
On April 16, 1998...
Lawrence County experiences the first F5 tornado in Tennessee's history. Nashville is hit by 3 tornadoes, including an F3, which strikes downtown for the first time in more than 65 years. A total of 10 tornadoes are confirmed across Middle Tennessee. Surprisingly, there are only 4 fatalities across the mid state, with 105 injuries. Baseball-size hail is reported northwest of Ashland City (Cheatham County), damaging 35 to 50 homes. This is the 10th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history.