Friday, February 13, 2009

Nice Friday Ahead (Rain Later)

Highs around 60° today!  Skies will cloud up as we anticipate rain tonight and again on Saturday.

*Latest, Local Forecast*

NWS-Nashville survey on Fentress County/Clarkrange tornado
(includes pictures of damage, too)

Don't forget about Storm Spotters Training Class next Saturday (Feb 21st) from 11 am - 2 pm at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  See post below this one for more info.

Severe Weather Awareness Week is Feb. 22-27 (pdf format)

This Date in Weather History for Middle TN...

On February 13, 1880...
Nashville records greatest one-day rainfall for February, with 5.20". This caps off a three-day total of 7.65", another Nashville record.
On February 13, 1899...
McMinnville sets its all-time record low with a reading of -26 degrees, along with Byrdstown at -19. Nashville's -13 sets a record low for February, as does Clarksville, at -14.
On February 13, 1952...
F4 tornado tears through Moore and Franklin Counties, moving through or near Lois, Marble Hill, Beech Hill, Marble Plains, and Decherd. There is damage to 109 farms. Hundreds of trees are downed in Lois and Marble Hill. Over a hundred homes are damaged or destroyed in Franklin County. A church, a school, a store, and a home are destroyed at Beech Hill. Two people are killed in Marble Plains, and one more in Dechard. Storm continues into Grundy County, producing an F2 which rips a path from Monteagle to Tracy City. The damage in Monteagle is estimated at $110,000, and $90,000 in Tracy City. About 150 buildings are affected. One person is injured in each town. A total of 4 fatalities are reported in the three counties, with 46 injuries. Overall, 5 tornadoes are reported across Middle Tennessee.

On February 13, 1962...
Temperature at Nashville reaches 84, setting a record high for the month. Crossville's reading of 79 sets a February mark there, as well.

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