Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Arrives (officially)

(image is courtesy of Nashville WX.com)

WINTER BEGINS..uhhh, officially
This is the shortest day of the year and the official (at 6:04 a.m.) start of winter.  Some of you may look at that first sentence funny.  Feels like we've been in winter since the middle of November!

SPEAKING OF WINTER
Today will be a classic winter day...strong northwest winds with temperatures falling from the current reading of 30° during the afternoon.  Wind chills will be in the teens.  Overnight, we'll see temperatures drop to near 8° by sunrise on Monday, easily the coldest day of the season (Nov 22nd, we dropped to 16°)...take precautions with outdoor animals and protect your pipes.  Monday's high only 27° under a sunny sky.

*LATEST, LOCAL FORECAST*

STREAK CONTINUES
Measured .34" of rain since yesterday which gives us 7.00" for the month of December.  Our measurable precipitation streak stands at 6 days in a row.  Unless we get measurable snow today (don't think we will), it will end.

NASTY WEATHER UP NORTH
Blizzard warnings in Chicago where my aunt and uncle reside.  Current temperature is -5° near their home. Tom Skilling, at WGN's Weather Blog, writes 'If History is Any Indication, Brace For a Snowy Winter.'
They'll have blizzard conditions today with nasty wind chills according to his 'latest post'.

CHRISTMAS DAY
Looks like we'll have a typical early winter day here in Cookeville for Christmas.  Highs in the mid 40's under a cloudy sky.  Sorry kids and kids at heart.  Hope this forecast changes!

1 comment:

jacksonweather said...

Michael - An interesting bit of Titan Weather Trivia that I came across from AccuWeather's Joe Bastardi: "Pit at Tennessee. Coldest game in Titans history at home. Temps in 20s real feel single digits."

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