Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Night Weather Thoughts and Beyond...

What a day of rainfall here in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Many of us have from 2"-4" in our rain gauges. As of this moment (4:30 pm), I have received 2.17" in my gauge since 7 this morning. At the 7 am dump, I had .63"...that gives me 2.80" since midnight. For the month of September, we stand at 14.41". It is easily our wettest month of the year. It also is the wettest September ever. I've combed through rainfall data  since 1914 and found this month ranks 5th rainiest in the last 95 years...pretty impressive, eh?!


  • Since 7 am: 2.14"
  • Since midnight: 2.80"
  • Since Sept 1st: 14.41" (normal 3.78")
  • Since January 1st: 61.28" (normal 41.89")

Expect widely scattered rainfall tonight. Some areas to our northwest (especially in Kentucky) could see a scattered thunderstorm or two late this afternoon and early evening. On Sunday, we will see sunshine after patchy fog in the morning with highs in the middle 70's. A slight chance of showers for Monday with highs in the low 70's as a stronger front rolls through Middle Tennessee. Expect chilly temperatures by Tuesday morning...around 45° or so. Cool Tuesday, high around 68° under sunny skies and then another cold night with lows by Wednesday morning in the upper 40's.

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