Saturday, June 13, 2009

Great Weekend Ahead

**Weekend Outlook**
A wonderful Saturday ahead for us here in Middle Tennessee. Expect highs to reach the lower 80's today with a much lower chance for rainfall. Storm chances increase a bit for Sunday and even more for Monday. As always, please keep an eye and ear to the sky. Be prepared to move indoors quickly if conditions warrant. "IF THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS"...

**Memphis Storm**
Memphis was struck by a strong storm late yesterday. As of now, power remains off in many parts of the city and MLGW (Memphis Light, Gas, & Water) says it could be as long as a week before everyone has their power restored. MLGW map of outages

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
June 13th
On this date in 1953, Nashville records a 61 mph wind gust.
On this date in 1991, lightning strikes during the U.S. Open golf tournament killing one spectator and injuring another six people. They were seeking shelter under a tree.
On this date in 1994, a doghouse (with dog in it) is picked up by tornado in Iowa. The dog survives the wild ride.

Fun Weather Site of The Day
Our FWSOTD is a serious one today. Lightning Safety week is coming up June 21-27. Please visit the National Weather Service's Lightning Safety website to become more educated on the dangers of lightning and how to limit your chances of becoming a strike victim.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
June 13th, 2009
Yesterday's high: 82° low: 65°
Normal High: 84°
(Record: 95° in 1943)
Normal Low: 60°
(Record: 45° in 1995)
Last Year: 89° and 71°
1.91" of rain fell on this date in 1989
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