Thursday, July 16, 2009

Big Storms Overnight (More Rain Today)

Quite a lightning show last evening around 9-9:30 pm. Then a large line of thunderstorms rolled through Cookeville around 11:45 pm, causing brief power outages. Measured 3.20" (a record for this date) of rainfall from that storm which caused flooding on Willow Avenue at Spring Street (State Highway 135 and U.S. 70). I will not be surprised to see 5-8" measurements from other areas of Tennessee. Go to the CoCoRaHS website to view the latest amounts of rain. There, you can click on 'Total Precip' to sort the amounts from highest to lowest. Preliminary Storm Reports for Tennessee available here!

What to look for today? Most of southern sections of Middle Tennessee will be under the gun while the Plateau section will almost certainly see strong storms develop during daytime heating. Not expecting severe storms to this point. More rain chances on Thursday night and Friday with drier weather for the weekend. Possible record lows coming up for Sunday and Monday mornings where temperatures could be in the mid to upper 50's!

Weather History for This Date 
July 16th
1980-Crossville hits 101° and it is the first and only time they exceed 100°
1984-Neapolis records an amazing 8.14" of rain in one day.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 90° low: 70°
Normal High: 88°
(Record: 101° in 1980)
Normal Low: 66°
(Record: 51° in 1967)
Last Year: 87° and 68°
2.00" of rain fell on this date in 1917...that record has been broken by the 3.2" recorded overnight!
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1 comment:

tncorgi said...

Quite a light show, indeed! I think our rainfall over on the SW side of town was lower, but we had strong winds - small branches and debris scattered everywhere this morning.


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