Sunday, June 28, 2009

Last Hot Day (Big Changes Ahead)

Strong storms possible later. Spotter activation may be necessary.

*HOT SUNDAY (relief on the way)*
Sunday should be our last hot afternoon for next several days. A 'cold' (not very cold in summer) front moves through bringing much lower dewpoints and temperatures that will run nearly 10 degrees cooler than the last week or so. Still, we have to get past Sunday first and it appears we'll have a repeat of Saturday with highs in the 90's and the heat index will top 100°. The good news is we will have a great chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Hoping for some of this for Sunday!

Speaking of Saturday, we saw our heat index hit 103° at 1:17 yesterday afternoon as our high was 91° at 2:51. Some locations, mainly to our west, saw some big thunderstorms. We remained dry across the Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
1928-5 tornadoes strike Middle Tennessee, killing one person and injuring 38.
1990-Phoenix, Arizona hit 122° (and I complain about 90°?)
1992-A slow moving tropical depression drops 25" of rain on Venice, Florida in 4 days.

Fun Weather Site of The Day
Today's FWSOTD is really interesting. The original Old Farmer's Almanac is a great website for all things weather. Did you know there are only 88 more days until Autumn or that our next full moon occurs on July 7th? You would if you logged on to the Farmer's Almanac website! Check them out today, it'll become one of your favorites, too!

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Saturday's high: 91° low: 70°
Normal High: 86°
(Record: 101° in 1936)
Normal Low: 64°
(Record: 50° in 1992)
Last Year: 90° and 70°
2.30" rain fell on this date in 1973

Weather Fun Facts
We are nearly 2° above normal for June
Measured 2.88" of rain, nearly 1.3" below normal this month
6 of our last 9 days have been 90°+
Everyday since June 16th has been 86° or higher
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