(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*
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'.
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!