As we advance toward spring, temperatures will be nice once again for Wednesday. Highs here in the Cookeville, TN area will reach near 70°. This is the sort of day that makes people want to skip work and go to the park, the golf course, or somewhere like that.
*Latest, Local Forecast*
Rain Thursday, Nice Weekend Ahead
A chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight after midnight. More thunderstorms for Thursday and slightly cooler. Temperatures do, however, warm right up for the weekend as we'll see highs in the 60's. As I mentioned yesterday, Spring officially starts on Friday at 6:44 a.m. (Central Daylight Time)
How Much Rain?
I get asked, frequently, about rainfall. So far for March, we've recorded 3.55" of rain. Normal monthly rainfall during March is: 5.63", so we're a little ahead thus far for March. Since January 1st, we've seen 12.3" of rain. Normal for this period is: 12.6"...so, we are just a tad behind for 2009. You can sign-up to record the rainfall..go to www.cocorahs.org for more information.
Weather History for This Date
In 1925, an F4 tornado hits just north of Gallatin killing 27 people. It is the deadliest single-tornado to strike the Middle TN area. In 1982, Crossville's high of 81° ties the record high for March. In 2002, heavy rains start on St. Patrick's Day and last into the 18th. 5 persons are killed in Middle TN. Manchester receives 6.44" of rain in 24 hours.
Fun Weather Site of The Day
One of the most educational weather sites on the web is WEATHER PREDICTION. Once you get by the old-style graphics, it can TEACH a person all they ever wanted to know about weather.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
March 18th, 2009
Normal High: 60° (Record: 80° in 1982 )
Normal Low: 36° (Record: 16° in 1967 )
Last Year: 68.1° high and 53.7° low (a 35 mph wind gust recorded, too)
2.1" of rain was recorded this date in 1930
1" of snow in 1928
More Recognition for this website
Finally, special thanks to Tyler Smith who is the Director of Emergency Management for the Cookeville and Putnam County area. He put a link to my website up on their EMA Weather Page. I appreciate him for doing that.