Thursday, April 16, 2009

Burning Ball O' Fire!

**Morning Notes**
Wondering what that burning ball of fire is in the sky this morning!  Haven't seen the sun in quite some time.  At least, it seems like it! A partly cloudy day is in the forecast for us with highs around 64° this afternoon.  Friday looks quite nice as highs reach 71° under bright, sunny skies. Slight storm chances on Saturday with better chances on Sunday.  The first of next week looks rainy on Monday with clearing by mid-week.

*Latest, Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date

On April 16, 1921...
An early morning severe weather outbreak produces 5 tornadoes across Middle Tennessee, primarily along a path from Giles to Cannon County. All are classified as F2. A total of 4 fatalities are reported, with another 41 injuries.

On April 16, 1998...
Lawrence County experiences the first F5 tornado in Tennessee's history. Nashville is hit by 3 tornadoes, including an F3, which strikes downtown for the first time in more than 65 years. A total of 10 tornadoes are confirmed across Middle Tennessee. Surprisingly, there are only 4 fatalities across the mid state, with 105 injuries. Baseball-size hail is reported northwest of Ashland City (Cheatham County), damaging 35 to 50 homes. This is the 10th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Normal High: 69° (Record: 90° in 1896 )
Normal Low: 43°  (Record: 26° in 1962)
Last Year: 70° and 34°
2.35" of rain fell on this date in 1994

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