Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rain Chances Again Today

The remnants of what was once Tropical Storm Claudette will impact our area today. Rain showers are moving through now...see radar...We received .34" in the CoCoRaHS rain gauge yesterday evening. That more than doubles our August total with .63". Rain chances are 60% today, 50% tonight, 60% on Wednesday and Thursday.

Today (August 18, 2009) marks the 40th anniversary of Hurricane Camille devastating the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It went in near Bay St. Louis and most intense part struck near Pass Christian. Camille killed 172 near the Coast alone. The last time hurricane hunters checked the storm, they discovered winds of 190 mph with gusts to 220. It would take years for the Gulf Coast to recover.

Weather History for This Date
1954-Nashville's high was 102° while the low was a miserable 79°.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 89° low: 70°
Normal High: 87°
(Record: 100° in 1936)
Normal Low: 63°
(Record: 52° in 1979)
Last Year: 90° and 58°
2.17" of rain fell on this date in 1930
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