Friday, May 29, 2009

Actual Sunshine Today

**Friday Notes**
Morning clouds give way to wonderful sunshine today. Expect a high around 76°..the weekend is looking quite nice with temperatures warming each day. Expect highs around 80° on Saturday and Sunday.

**Monster rainfall amounts for May**
At my CoCoRaHS weather station (TN-PM-5), I've measured 9.52" for May. This ranks as the 4th rainiest May in Cookeville history (since 1914). Incredibly, we had measurable precipitation 23 of 29 days this month. Looking around at other stations here in Putnam County, a station near Baxter (TN-PM-20) recorded 11.64" this month. I appreciate our CoCoRaHS team here in this county and their dedication to measuring the rainfall.  You, too, can participate. For more information, check out the CoCoRaHS website or drop me an e-mail at

*Latest Local Forecast*

It is Hurricane Preparedness Week across the U.S. While it isn't a huge deal here in Middle Tennessee, I know I have readers in Florida, Texas, & North Carolina who'll need to see this information. Inform your friends and loved ones in states that are affected by hurricanes to check out the Hurricane Preparedness website.

Weather History for This Date

On May 29, 1953...
With a temperature of 95 degrees, Clarksville ties its record high for the month.

On May 29, 1983...
One person is injured in Fall City (White County) by an F1 tornado. 

Fun Weather Site of The Day
We'll make the Hurricane Preparedness website the FWSOTD. All of us know someone who can really benefit from this information, so send out the link today!

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Normal High: 80° (Record: 96° in 1941)
Normal Low: 56° (Record: 42° in 1932)
Last Year: 80° was the high and 57° was the low with .06" of rainfall
1.57" of rain fell on this date back in 1964

Did you know our start of 2009 is the 3rd rainiest in the last 25 years!

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