Sunday, April 19, 2009

Possible Severe Weather Today

Sunday Morning Notes
Our chances for severe weather increase today as a cold front approaches from out west.  It is currently located near Arkansas. The good news is the rain/clouds this morning are keeping the atmosphere very stable. Instability is a key ingredient for severe storms. Right now, we just don't have that. There is some lightning occurring back in Arkansas and in central sections of Mississippi...but that is over 200 miles away.

Weather History for This Date

On April 19, 1981...
Downpour at Nashville sets rainfall intensity records for 5 minutes (0.95"), 10 minutes (1.35"), & 15 minutes (1.60").

On April 19, 1999...
Baseball-size is reported northwest of Nashville at Whites Creek Pike.

Fun Weather Site of The Day
Our FWSOTD is CoCoRaHS. As the Putnam County Coordinator for CoCoRaHS, it is my job to promote this organization.  I enjoy talking to people about it, because the program is very well organized.  Check out their website.  Check out the precipitation for your local area.  It is interesting and fun!

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
April 19th, 2009
Normal High: 70° (Record: 88° in 2002)
Normal Low: 44° (Record: 25° in 1983)
Last Year: 65° was our high and 51° was our low
1.91 inches of rain fell in 1943

Rainfall Update coming soon!
Speaking of rain, we've measured 5.41" (as of 7:30 this morning) of rain for this month putting us ahead of normal for the year.  More data on that in my next post!

Finally, if you are interested in checking out a church, come on over to Trinity Assembly in Algood, TN.  If you live in our area, service times are 8:30 and 10:30 am CDT, if you aren't in my area, check us out on the web at: are shown live, you'll learn something! :-)

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