Friday, June 19, 2009

Very Hot and Very Dry Weekend

Summer may not officially arrive until Sunday, but temperatures show it has already started. Expect highs in the Cookeville area to reach the middle 90's each of the next three days. In case you are wondering, the record high for today is 97°, for Saturday 100°, and for Sunday 97°..I don't think we'll set records. Crossville, however, may set a record today as they expect 90° and their record is 89°. The heat index values (combination of air temperature and relative humidity) will make it feel like 100°+ for each day.

In West Tennessee, a heat advisory is in effect for heat index values to top 110°.

Take extra special precautions if you're working or playing outside for extended periods. The safety rules for hot weather are below at a previous post.

Weather History for This Date 
June 19th
1990-A macroburst is a thunderstorm downburst over a wide area. One near Kingman, KS spread 80 to 120 mph winds across a 20 mile long area causing 25 million dollars in damage.

1935-A tornado strikes strikes New Brunswick, New Jersey and is the worst in Garden State history. It kills 5 people and drops debris in New York City.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 89° low: 72°
Normal High: 85°
(Record: 97° in 1931)
Normal Low: 62°
(Record: 50° in 1965)
Last Year: 82° and 54°
1.61" of rain fell on this date in 1998
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