Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Forecast...RAIN!

Rain again in our Friday forecast. For my good friend Steven who always wants to know how he should dress his kids, here is my answer. Send them out in play clothes with a jacket as we'll have a good chance for rain. You may want to pack an extra set of clothes, just in case!

Ok, back to the detailed look for everyone else! We recorded another 1.10" of rain since yesterday morning. Our 3-day total is a whopping 9.53" here in Cookeville. For the month of September, we stand at 11.09". Typically in September, we see just 3.78". The previous record rainfall for this month was 10.69" in 1944. For the year, we are up to 57.96"...during a typical year, we'll average around 54"...Still have more than 3 months left in 2009.

Expect rain again today with the possibility of a thunderstorm or two. Not as much rain is expected to fall as in the past 3 days, thankfully. Due to very saturated ground throughout Middle TN, it won't take much rain to cause more street and creek flooding. Expect more rain during the weekend, too. There is a FLOOD WATCH in effect through tonight. Watch the RADAR and check out the NASHVILLE NWS site for latest information.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
1752-Hurricane hits Charleston, SC..95% of the people drown.
1887-Speaking of rain, Nashville records 3.12" on this date for a two-day total of 4.66"
1926-The "Great Miami Hurricane" hits the Florida Gulf Coast, killing more than a 100 people and injuring another 5000.
1991-Duluth, Minnesota receives 2.4" of snow which sets a daily and monthly record.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 71° low: 64°
Normal High: 81°
(Record: 99° in 1896)
Normal Low: 56°
(Record: 37° in 1937)
Last Year: 81° and 55°
1.45" rain fell on this date in 1958
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