Saturday, February 14, 2009

Warm Valentines Day (Rain Moving Out)

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers.  I appreciate each of you. It'll be quite nice today with highs in the middle 50's here in the Cookeville area.  Most of the rain has moved on to our east.

Received several very nice comments concerning the newspaper article on the Storm Spotters Class .  Some made wisecracks..but that is ok, too!  Will have an announcement put at the top of the page on the Spotter Class Information through next Saturday.

*Latest, Local Forecast*

(courtesy of: Bill Murray)
Birth of a Weather Service...
1870: After a deadly season of storms on the Great Lakes in 1868, Professor Increase Lapham of Milwaukee thought something needed to be done.  He believed that a warning system was feasible. He proposed it to Congressman Halbert Paine. A bill was introduced to create a weather observation and warning service, to be operated by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. The bill passed and was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on February 9th, 1870. Twenty-four stations transmitted their first observations by telegraph on November 1, 1870. Civilians hired by the Corps produced the first forecasts. The U.S. National Weather Service was born from this inauspicious beginning!

1985-A building falls in Western Michigan due to the snow pack being so heavy

Middle TN Weather History for Feb. 14th

On February 14, 1902...
Nashville receives 8" of snow.
On February 14, 1905...
Temperature drops to a frigid -23 at Hohenwald, and -22 at Tullahoma, establishing all-time record lows at both spots.
On February 14, 1948...
The Buffalo River at Lobelville reaches its highest stage ever recorded -- 26.0', which is 16.0' above flood stage. The Duck River at Columbia reaches its highest stage ever recorded -- 51.8', which is 19.8' above flood stage. The Duck River at Hurricane Mills reaches its highest stage ever recorded -- 30.7', which is 6.7' above flood stage.


Anonymous said...

And a happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, Michael. It's a great day for getting outside!

I don't know if you got my e-mails about the home weather station, but if you're at the spotter class I'll come over and say "hi"!

Michael Detwiler said...

Hi Paul:

No, I didn't get the e-mails about the weather station. Do let me know what is going on with that. I will actually be at the Houseboat Show in Louisville, KY while the training is going on...but, we need to get together for sure and soon!



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