Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nice Saturday Ahead (Shower Chance Later)

Courtesy: NOAA/NWS/NWS
A beautiful morning here in Cookeville. We've already warmed to 68° at 8:30 a.m. from a morning low of 54°. Expect to see a high of 80° this afternoon with a chance of thundershowers. The cause of these showers is a fast-moving frontal system that will march through Kentucky today (see map above) setting off showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could be VERY strong late this afternoon. The areas east of I-65 and north of I-40 have the great chance for seeing these storms. Sunny skies with highs in the lower 80's for Sunday.

*Latest Local Forecast*

**Weather History for This Date**

On May 30, 1830...
A devastating tornado strikes Charlotte and surrounding areas. The tornado levels all but two buildings, including the first courthouse -- a two-story brick structure. The Voorhies-James house and one other building are the only ones left. Most public records from the courthouse, as well as those housed in law offices, are blown into the countryside. Some are recovered, but many are never found. Some books are found several miles away. The roof of the jail is found 13 miles away. This is the first recorded tornado ever in Middle Tennessee.
On May 30, 1987...
Golfball size hail is reported in Montgomery County. 
On May 30, 1879...
Two tornadoes strike the town of Irving, Kansas within a 45-minute period. Much of the town was destroyed.

**Cookeville's Daily Almanac**
May 30th, 2009
Normal High: 81°
(Record: 95° in 1911)
Normal Low: 61°
(Record: 38° in 1984)
Last Year's high was 85° and the low was 64°
Back in 1903 on this date, 2.42" of rain was recorded in Cookeville.
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