Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rain and More Rain!

We've had close to 2" of rain since rain began falling a day ago. Many locations in southern Middle Tennessee have had more than 3". This round of rain should clear the Cookeville area this morning by 9 o'clock. The next round begins Friday with an elevated chance of SEVERE WEATHER. Rain stays with us through most of the weekend. I will keep you all informed as we get closer to the severe weather threat. Our friends to our south in Alabama and Mississippi are already dealing with some strong weather today.  More info available at ALABAMA WX.

So far, for March, I've recorded 5.45" of rain. Average for March is: 5.63"..we surely exceed that number in the next day or two. Total for 2009 is: 14.2" while the average through 3 months is: 15.46"...the great news is over the last three years, we've averaged just 12.18", 2009 is off to an excellent start.  Let's hope it stays that way.

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Weather History for This Date
March 26th
1944-An F3 tornado kills 5 people near Pulaski
1959-Three-inch sized hail is reported in Rutherford County
1971-Large ice storm strikes northern and central sections of Georgia, killing two.
1971-2.5" of snow is recorded here in Cookeville

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Cookeville's Daily Almanac
March 26, 2009
Normal High: 63° (Record: 85° in 2007)
Normal Low: 38° (Record: 20° in 2001)
Last Year, our high was 66° while the low was 48°
2.11" of rain on this date in 1965
2.5" of snow in 1971

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