We're stuck in the deep freeze once again. Morning lows were in the upper teens around 3 am, but have since risen into the middle 20's as I write this at 7:25 a.m. Conditions are cloudy and precipitation is falling in the lower atmosphere...BUT, isn't hitting the ground. Dewpoints are just a little too low for it to 'survive' to the ground.
Speaking of deep freeze, had a friend hit on me on Facebook about being a wimp, he lives in Minneapolis where they've not seen temperatures above the teens since Monday!
More Cold Facts!
Tom Skilling, at WGN-Chicago, writes that only 25 of the past 139 winters have been this cold to start. Friday's high at Chicago's O'Hare Airport was just 18° (norm is 38°) and this was the third coldest December 5th in history, behind 1895 at 15° and 2005 at 17°...now that's cold!
Back here in Cookeville, you can see on the map above a cold front will steam roll through the central U.S. heading our way. It will bring cold air for our Sunday (highs only in the middle 30's). We do expect a more southerly influence to take over and raise temperatures for Monday (mid 40's) and Tuesday (above 50°) with rain chances again. Behind that, we may see more snow.
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No flurries flying just yet on the Cookeville Webcam , however, we may see some today! Thanks to Tyler Smith and the Cookeville/Putnam County Emergency Management Agency for this webcam and their weather page.
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