Friday, February 27, 2009

Rain Today, Snow Tomorrow

Showers are rumbling through our area with the occasional clap of thunder.  The earlier Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled.

The radar snap is current as of 6:25 a.m.  It shows a heavy line of rain just past the Cookeville area.

Moving on to the rest of our Friday, we expect highs today in the middle 60's this afternoon with showers mainly to our south.  A second batch of precipitation should overrun our area later this evening.  Cold air pours in for Saturday and with an upper level low pressure system, we could see some light snow accumulations in Cookeville on Saturday night (around 1-2" are possible).  Sunday is expected to be cold as well with flurries hanging around!

*Latest, Local Forecast*

Finally, on the last day, we discuss NOAA Weather Radio . This is the voice of the National Weather Service . It provides weather broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 95% of all people in Tennessee can pick up a transmission on one of seven channels ranging from 162.400-162.550.
The NWS prepares the information that is put out on the Weather Radio.
IT is VERY USEFUL during inclement weather.
It is useful all the time.
Some weather radios have SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology. This will produce an audible warning for your area, if necessary...very helpful at night during severe/tornadic weather.
Here in Cookeville, you can receive NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on 162.400

Thanks for reading the information each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week.
A brochure is available via download by going to this site .

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