Friday, May 22, 2009

Rain Creeping In for Memorial Day Weekend

If you've read this weather blog for any time at all, you know that I've constantly repeated the following phrase. "Our forecast is subject to change"

Today's forecast is one of those changed ones from yesterday. A pesky low-pressure system off the east coast of northern Florida will continue to affect our weather throughout the holiday weekend. While rainfall amounts won't be particularly heavy, we will see rain each day through Memorial Day. Chances increase from  30% today up to 60% for Saturday night and Sunday.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
1989-A tornado strikes Giles County, staying on the ground for 9 miles, killing one and injuring two near the Minor Hill community.
1933-A massive dust storm obscured the approach of an F4 tornado that wiped out the business district of Liberal, Kansas. Four people died. The description from the Dodge City, Kansas weather office follows: "A tornado moved north northeast from 7 miles south southwest of
Liberal Kansas, through that town.  This tornado also struck in
the total darkness of a depression era dust storm.  It masked
this entire western Kansas outbreak.  It destroyed the business
district and the northwest residential area.  At least 165 homes
and 44 businesses were badly damaged or destroyed.  Four people were
killed and 150 injured.  Damage was $750,000."

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Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Normal High: 78
(Record: 96 in 1941)
Normal Low: 54
(Record: 35 in 2002)
Last Year: 77 and 47
2.72" of rain fell on this date in 1974
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