Monday, May 18, 2009

Chilly Start, Warm Afternoon

*30's Earlier This Morning*
Sunny and 66° for the high today.  This morning's low dropped to 39.8° here in Cookeville, the record is 36° from 1973. I'll be interested to see if any of the rural areas got into the 30's. Another cold overnight tonight across Tennessee, but we'll see warmer afternoons each day. Highs reach near 80° by Wednesday and we'll remain dry through the work week.

*Latest, Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date

On May 18, 1995...
Severe weather outbreak strikes Middle Tennessee. There are 15 confirmed tornadoes across the mid state, including an F4 which tears a 29 mile path across Lawrence and Giles Counties, killing 3, and injuring 32. A swath of hail damage extends from near Linden to Shelbyville. Hail as large as 3" is reported. Damage to homes and vehicles is extensive. A hailstorm in De Kalb County produces an estimated $1.5 million in damage. This is the 5th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Normal High: 77
(Record: 92 in 1896)
Normal Low: 53
(Record: 36 in 1973)
Last Year: 74 and 53
1.64" of rain this date in 1928

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