Sunday, August 23, 2009

Late August or Late September

Cool weather across Middle Tennessee makes us wonder if we are really in late August. Feels more like a late September weekend. Lows this morning were mostly in the mid and upper 50's with a couple of 55° readings being reported. In West Tennessee, Jackson reports a new record low for this date of 54° and it breaks the record of 55° set way back in 1956.

Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the middle 70's here in Cookeville. Another cool night tonight with lows by sunrise of 55°. We'll gradually warm up next week with highs in the lower 80's on Monday moderating to the upper 80's by Thursday. First chances for any rain arrive around Thursday.

**Weather History for This Date**
1853-The World Meteorological Organization, originally known as the International Meteorological Organization, is found on this date.
1961-Baseball-sized hail is reported in Smith County, TN
1987-Strong Northwesterly winds caused upwelling in Lake Ontario. Water temperatures on the north shore were a chilly 41°, while on the south side they were 71°.

**Cookeville's Daily Almanac**
Yesterday's high: 76° low: 61°
Normal High: 86°
(Record: 100° in 2007)
Normal Low: 62°
(Record: 47° in 1956)
Last Year: 91° and 72°
1.20" of rain fell on this date in 1966
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