Monday, August 17, 2009

Rain Chances All Week

We keep rain chances in our forecast each day this week. Precipitation chances are in the 40-50% range. Our Tuesday weather will be affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Claudette which roared ashore around Fort Walton Beach, FL overnight. Claudette appears to be moving slower than first expected.

**TROPICS REPORT** (short and sweet)
Tropical Storm Ana is fizzling out and not expected to grow while Bill is now a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

Weather History for This Date
2007-Lafayette (105), Portland (105), and Woodbury (109) set all-time record highs
1969-Aircraft measuring Hurricane Camille's strength note a reading of 190 mph sustained winds with a 220 mph gust. They also get a barometer reading of 905 millibars or 26.73", the lowest ever recorded. Camille has exploded into a dangerous, Category 5 hurricane and is just 100 miles off the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Fun Weather Site of The Day
Today's FWSOTD stays with the Hurricane/Tropical theme. It is called the Caribbean Hurricane Network and is found by going to STORM CARIB. This site is a network of people who live in and around the Caribbean Islands. As storms approach, it is very interesting to read what they write. Real people who face real danger. Check them out today!

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 89° low: 70°
Normal High: 87°
(Record: 102° in 2007)
Normal Low: 63°
(Record: 50° in 1979)
Last Year: 85° and 55°
2.76" of rain fell on this date in 1944
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