Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Storms and more Saturday Storms

Storms are possible today as a warm front lifts northward. This should set off some showers along with a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Things settle down tonight, but kick up once again on Saturday as an approaching cold front will bring a line of storms through the Cookeville area. Expect highs today to be just over 80° while Saturday's highs will be a little cooler at 74°. While some of the storms could be very strong, they will NOT reach severe limits for now.

The good news is once we get through Saturday, a long dry-spell is in our forecast. Possibly all of the entire work-week. We'll watch the forecast and keep you updated.

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Weather History for This Date

On May 15, 1901...
Clarksville's 30 degrees is the latest freeze ever recorded there, as well as the coldest temperature every observed in May.
On May 15, 1994...
A man is killed by a lightning strike while trying to park his tractor-semitrailer near his home in Pleasant View (Cheatham County).

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Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Normal High: 76°
(Record: 98° in 1896)
Normal Low: 52
(Record: 36° in 1959)
Last Year: 67° and 60°
2.10" of rain fell on this date in 1996

How much rain has fallen, Michael?
Glad I've been asked this question a lot lately. According to my CoCoRaHS station's records, we have recorded 6.88" through my last observation at 7:00 this morning for May. Some stations in our county are well over 7". The most I've found in Tennessee is 12.61" at a station near Altamont in Grundy County. You can record rain for us by signing up for CoCoRaHS .

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