Tuesday, May 5, 2009

No Sun Today

RAIN..RAIN..and more RAIN
In yesterday's post, I talked about finally seeing some sunshine here in Cookeville.  Well...I was wrong. A low-pressure system has formed and is moving through our area. Rain chances are minor (about 20%), but it is raining while I am writing this post (7:10 a.m). We have a greater chance of showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday (around 70%) as yet another system makes its way to us.

Rain will stick with us through Saturday. Wouldn't be surprised to see another 2-4 inches of rain possible for the next several days. This could prompt more FLOOD WATCHES/ADVISORIES, etc.

*Latest, Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date

On May 5, 1999...
Severe weather outbreak produces widespread wind damage (at least $4.7 million) across Middle Tennessee. Linden is hit by an F4 tornado, killing 3. FAA wind equipment at Nashville International Airport clocks a 99 mph wind gust. Seventy planes are damaged, and 2 hangars are destroyed. Debris and jet fuel are scattered across the runway, closing the airport for several hours. A total of 6 tornadoes strike the mid state.

On May 5, 2003...
Two waves of severe weather drop a total of 11 twisters across Middle Tennessee during the late evening and early morning, then from late morning through early afternoon. Two persons are injured in Lincoln County. Baseball-size hail is reported in Lutts (Wayne County). In addition, widespread flash flooding occurs as a result of excessive rainfall. Nashville measures 4.63" of rain, which establishes a new one-day record for May. This is also the 9th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
May 5th
Normal High: 75°
(Record: 93° in 1952)
Normal Low: 53°
(Record: 37° in 1957)
Last Year: 73° and 44°
4.63" of rain fell on this date in 2003

Highs during the first four days of May more than 9° BELOW NORMAL

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