*Very Nice This Morning*
Sunshine across the Cookeville area this morning will give way to clouds and possibly, heavy rain later as a frontal boundary pushes eastward. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for counties from Nashville west to the Tennessee River. Autumn is finally here (as of 4:18 pm yesterday) and Davis Nolan at News 2 in Nashville is going out on a limb and saying we will 'Get our first taste of Fall next week.'
*Flooding Around the South*
Speaking of flooding, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue plans to ask for federal assistance in dealing with the disaster in his state. Parts of Georgia have received up to 22" of rain. At least 10 deaths are blamed on the floodwaters in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Six Flags amusement park was under water due to Atlanta's flooding.
*Overnight Flooding in Tennessee*
Several areas, including Clifton and Lawrenceburg saw floodwaters rise in Tennessee. Hickman, Montgomery, and Perry Counties saw more than 3" of rain overnight. In Clifton, there were reports of Main Street being closed due to flooding. According to NWS Storm Reports, the Emergency Manager in Lawrence County reported a person trapped on top of their car due to flooding southwest of the city. Additionally, they also reported six inches of water crossing over West Point Road within the city. Both Lawrence and Wayne County school systems are closed today, September 23, 2009.
Weather History for This Date
1891-Clarksville's low of 29° sets an all-time record for September.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 80° low: 66°
Normal High: 79°
(Record: 95° in 1931)
Normal Low: 54°
(Record: 37° in 1983)
Last Year: 82° and 55°
2.15" of rain fell on this date in 2003
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