Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rainy Saturday

A rain-filled Saturday is on tap for most of us in Middle Tennessee.  Just checked my CoCoRaHS rain gauge and had .90 in it since yesterday. This makes 1.82" in the last two days. Through this morning's measurement, I've recorded 2.80" for March. Typically, we see 5.63" during March....

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I missed posting yesterday due to a very powerful stomach and intestinal virus.  Looks like I'm on the road to recovery though.  

The rest of weekend shows a foggy Sunday, followed by a very nice warming trend. Temperatures may reach 70° by midweek!

Have you noticed the Bradford Pear trees? They are really looking nice. Some of the Maple trees are beginning to show some color, too.  Early spring is a wonderful time. Many of the daffodils are bright yellow as well.

Since I missed Friday, I'll post two days worth of weather history.  
March 13th-
1913- Four tornadoes strike the mid state. One of these, an F3, cuts a 50-mile swath across Giles, Marshall, and Rutherford Counties, killing 7, and injuring 50.
1975- One-day rainfall records are set at Celina (6.45"), Crossville (Experiment Station) (5.34"), Jamestown (5.02"), Linden (6.97"), Monterey (5.58"), Statesville (6.25"), and Woodbury (7.13"). Clarksville reports a 2-day total of 9.11". The Red River at Port Royal reaches its highest stage ever recorded -- 48.3', which is 18.3' above flood stage. The Harpeth River at Franklin reaches its highest stage ever recorded -- 33.7', which is 12.7' above flood stage.
1993- Storm of the Century brings heavy snow to the Cumberland Plateau. Crossville sets a station record with an 18" accumulation. Allardt sets its own one-day snowfall record, with 14.1", as well as Winchester, with 10½".
March 14th-
1933- F3 tornado touches down 4 miles west of downtown Nashville, killing 15, injuring 45, and continues for 45 miles, moving through Wilson and Smith Counties.

Daily Almanac
March 14th, 2009
Normal High 59° (Record 82°-1967)
Normal Low 35° (Record 12°-1993)
Last Year 72° and 38°
1.73" of rain fell in 1975
2" of snow fell in 1924
Temperatures for March have been near normal. Precipitation is slightly below normal.

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