Friday, July 17, 2009

Record Cool Ahead?


July is shaping up to be a strange month. Average daily high temperatures are nearly 5° BELOW normal and now a strong cold front will bring in even cooler temperatures.

Over the next few days, our all-time record lows in July could be in danger of being tied or broken. Typically during this time of year, we get a long streak of very hot weather. By this weekend, expect highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's. Very nice weather, indeed. *Special Weather Statement*

Saturday morning's record is 53° while Sunday's record is 48°

For today, a warm morning to start. We expect a cool front to pass by later in the day and turn the winds from the south to the north northwest. These gusty winds will usher in cool, dry air that will stay in place throughout the weekend. You'll think it is mid-September!

Going back to the heavy rains of a couple night's ago, every station in Putnam County (except 3) received at least 2" of rain with two stations in Monterey recording 3.93 and 3.83 respectively. Just to our north in Overton County, two stations in Livingston recorded 9.57" and 6.12" each. These are amazing numbers for a 24-hour period.

Weather History for This Date
July 17th, 1980-Hot across Tennessee as several cities set all-time records
Celina 105°
Sparta 104°
Fayetteville 103°
Lawrenceburg 103°

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 82° low: 68°
Normal High: 88°
(Record: 104° in 1980)
Normal Low: 66°
(Record: 50° in 1945)
Last Year: 89° and 62°
1.05" of rain fell on this date in 1956
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