Gustav is barreling his way toward the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Mandatory evacuations for the city of New Orleans started about 30 minutes ago. Some good news is Gustav has weakened some. Will he continue to weaken? That is anyone's guess at this point.
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Dr. Jeff Master's has an excellent post on Gustav, as does James Spann at AlabamaWX. We will continue to watch and wait. Sort of makes me glad to live and work in Middle Tennessee.
Find somewhere to attend church today...if getting out isn't going to work for you, feel free to join us at Trinity Assembly in Algood, TN...services are live on the internet at 8:30 and 10:30 am. You'll definitely learn something!
Speaking of our area, our latest, local forecast calls for another hot day as highs should reach into the lower 90's for daytime highs. There is no rain forecasted for the next 7 days.
Two fun facts on this date in Middle Tennessee Weather History....
On August 31, 1946...
Temperature at Nashville drops to 47, setting a record low for the month.
On August 31, 1982...
Dover records its greatest one-day rainfall ever, measuring 7.60", as well as Gainesboro, with 6.16".
Thanks to Mark Rose at the Nashville office of the National Weather Service for this information!