***10:55 AM UPDATE***
Very light rain over Cookeville area will not last as another LARGE area of precipitation is indicated on current RADAR (link here)....2+ inch reports of rain all across city. Some flooding issues, but nothing compared to September 16th. BE CAREFUL; TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN
***10:00 AM UPDATE***
Just checked my rain gauge stats and have recorded more than 60" this year. With just over 3 months left in 2009, the record of 76 inches for a single year (set in 1998) is well within reach.
***9:40 AM UPDATE***
Just ran out and emptied rain gauge. Had exactly 1.50" inches since 7 o'clock this morning. This gives us 2.13" since rainfall began overnight. To give you perspective on that amount, the 2.13" is about HALF of what would fall for an ENTIRE MONTH!
***8:12 AM UPDATE***
More than 1" of rain has fallen in the past 40 minutes or so....causing minor street flooding all over the city. BE VERY CAREFUL outside if you venture out this morning. FYI..measured more than 13" just this month.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect this morning for Cookeville, Algood, and Sparta, including southern Overton, eastern Putnam, and northern White Counties until 10:15 a.m. Heavy rain has caused runoff to swell creeks and flood streets. Be careful...TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!
*Cookeville's Latest, Local Forecast*