Friday, August 28, 2009

Wet Weekend Weather

**RAIN COMING**
We'll start your Friday out by letting you know to be on the lookout for showers today and Saturday. The good news is we should clear out for Sunday. Expect below normal temperatures for this time of year. Highs today should be around 80° while Saturday will be in the mid to upper 70's. Sunday should be sunny with highs in the 70's as well.


**PICNIC FORECAST**
The 17th annual Trinity Assembly Church Picnic is this Sunday at Cane Creek Park. As of this post, I expect we'll see partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 70's. Some years we've had temperatures in the 90's, so it'll be a refreshing change this year!

**Weather History for This Date**
2005-Just after daybreak, a frightening report comes back from hurricane hunters and confirms forecaster's worst fears. Katrina is a monstrous Category 5 in the Gulf of Mexico. Katrina would devastate New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast the next day.

1983-Hurricane Barry strikes Mexico just 35 miles to the south of the Texas border. Hundreds of homes are destroyed, but no one is killed.

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Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 83° low: 68°
Last Year: 83° and 66°
Normal High: 86°
(Record: 100° in 1936)
Normal Low: 61°
(Record: 49° in 1922 )
2.84" of rain fell on this date in 1992
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2 comments:

tncorgi said...

Beautiful picture! Where was that taken?

Enjoy the picnic, Sunday will be nice I am certain - my son just started SACC baseball out at Cane Creek and we'll be there at the youth fields.

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Paul..that was taken from near the earthen dam...found it on the City of Cookeville web site.

Have fun at SACC baseball...SACC is a superb organization.

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