Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Evening Update...

What a day! We start it off with an earthquake around 4:40 am!

It was sunny and very warm along with some windy conditions (28.4 mph sustained) this afternoon....the high temperature ended up at 77.1° (at 3:45 p.m) after a morning low of 46.5° which occurred at 6:34 a.m.

Our normals this time of year are 69 and 43. The record high this date was 92 which occurred in 1896 while our record low was 28 from 2001. Last year, our high was 72 and the low 34. On this date in 1940, we recorded 1.49"

For the rest of this evening, we expect a band of precipitation to continue making it's way across Tennessee. At 8:50 pm, the leading edge was past Nashville. Here in Cookeville, we should see rain falling by 10:00. Most areas will receive around .25 inches tonight.

The rest of the weekend offers a mainly cloudy Saturday and Sunday with greater chances of rain on Saturday, but an isolated shower Sunday can't be ruled out in the morning. Temperatures will remain mild as highs are expected to be in the 60's.

Our latest, local forecast

I finished mowing the yard this evening and have plans to (hopefully) do a little trimming with the weedeater, a little edging, a little tilling in the garden, and a couple of other things. If the rains prevent these things from happening, I may just go to the lake and sit on my parent's houseboat! :)

Finally, the NWS-Nashville has put together a radar loop of the tornadoes that struck Middle Tennessee on Friday, April 11, 2008.

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