Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heavy Rain Overnight (More On The Way)

Another 1.22" fell overnight in Cookeville giving us 11.88" for July. I'll have an incredible stat you won't want to miss in the 'Did You Know' section toward the end this post. Rain continues for Middle Tennessee today and tonight. Indications are another 2"+ could fall before this upcoming system moves out. Round one of the showers moved through overnight and round two will start for us sometime later tonight through the overnight.

Flash Flood Watches have been issued for counties in southern Middle Tennessee as well as West Tennessee for the anticipated event. Temperatures, in the Cookeville area, will struggle to reach 80° both today and Friday. The good news, however, is we'll dry out for parts of Friday night and most of Saturday before rain chances increase for Sunday.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
July 30, 1999-Temperatures hit 101° in Nashville, the hottest temperature recorded in nine years.
Tuesday's high (July 28, 2009) in Nashville was just 76°..the previous lowest maximum ever recorded for that date was 78°....a weird summer indeed!

Fun Weather Site of The Day
Oregon State University is working on a site in conjunction with CoCoRaHS called Prism Climate Group. Check it out today.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
July 30, 2009
Yesterday's high: 83° low: 68°
Normal High: 88°
(Record: 98° in 1999)
Normal Low: 65°
(Record: 54° in 1965)
Last Year: 89° and 70°
1.80" rain fell on this date in 1966

**DID YOU KNOW????**
The 11.88" of rain recorded so far this month makes this the rainiest July ever.
It would also be our 8th rainiest month on record (since 1914).
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tncorgi said...

Pretty amazing stats. I was just imagining what it would be like outside, if this had been January instead of July and all this rain was SNOW. (Maybe I shouldn't even say that!)

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly!!!


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