Friday, July 31, 2009

Sun on Saturday??

Rain will clear the eastern sections of Middle Tennessee this morning. We really dodged a bullet locally as I've recorded just .20" in the CoCoRaHS professional rain gauge. Many locations in West Tennessee had up to 3" fall yesterday. July 2009 will be remembered as one of the wettest and coolest summer months on record as we've recorded more than 12" of rain and temperatures are more than 5° below normal.

Expect skies to clear later today with fog developing overnight. Fog could be very dense near rivers and lakes with very reduced visibilities. For Saturday, expect partly cloudy skies (a slight chance of a thundershower, around 20%) with highs in the middle to upper 80's...near 90° in Nashville. For Saturday night and Sunday, rains return as another frontal boundary sweeps into Middle Tennessee.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
1897-Hohenwald (in southern middle TN) receives 7.33", a one-day record that still stands.

1976: Big Thompson Canyon Flood in Colorado killed 139 as massive storms remained stationary near Estes Park for hours.

1999-The morning low in Beaufort, SC only falls to 88°

Cookeville's Daily Almanac 
July 31st
Yesterday's high: 82° low: 69°
Normal High: 88°
(Record: 98° in 1999)
Normal Low: 65°
(Record: 51° in 1965)
Last Year: 82° and 71°
1.26" of rain fell on this date in 1998

JULY 2009 Random Facts
Warmest Day for July 2009-90° on July 15th,
Only 90° reading all month (June had 6 90°+ days)
Coolest morning 56° on July 18th
Nearly 9.5" fell in the last 15 days of the month.
3.2" on July 16th is most I've recorded in 24 hours since joining CoCoRaHS
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1 comment:

tncorgi said...

Hooray, maybe I'll finally get to finish cutting my grass!

Friends over near Gallatin (Sumner Co.) had flooding in their subdivision, first time since they've lived there.


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