Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Same Old Story

**Flooding Rains Possible**
Rain chances continue as a cut-off low (that is a low-pressure system that is cut-off from the steering jet stream) hangs on in southeastern Arkansas. It is rotating moisture into our area. The moisture is of a tropical variety and will be heavy at times. Speaking of heavy, nearly 2" (1.98" at my own station) of rain has been recorded here in Cookeville during the last 24 hours. Some sections of Wilson and Smith Counties, to our west, recorded 3" plus. Minor, localized flooding in those counties has been reported.

**Forecast Thoughts**
We expect the rain to stick around through the weekend with highs only in the 70's through the period. Expect some locations to receive an additional 3" of rain through the weekend. The forecast link is located below. I'll add a radar link underneath the forecast.

*Latest Local Forecast*
*Latest Local Radar* (zoomed-in to Putnam County)

Weather History for This Date
1939-Chicago continues it's massive heatwave hitting 99° on this date
1927-Nashville reaches a summer-like high of 98° on this date
1881-Iowa's earliest measurable snow ever as 4-6 inches fall between Stuart and Avoca.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 76° low: 63°
Normal High: 81°
(Record: 96° in 1931)
Normal Low: 57°
(Record: 34° in 1940)
Last Year: 73° and 55°
2.04" rain fell on this date in 1981
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