Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rain Chances Possible

IDA EFFECTS:  We will be on the far, western edge of the rainfall associated with what was Hurricane Ida. She came ashore early this morning around Mobile Bay, Alabama as a Tropical Storm. She will track northeasterly and dump heavy amounts of rain across Alabama, parts of Georgia, and from the upper Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee eastward to the Carolinas today.

HERE IN COOKEVILLE:  We've received just .02" of rain at my 7 a.m. observation. It is the first time since November 1st (actually early morning of 10/31) that rain has fallen in Cookeville. I expect we'll see some showers today, but most of the heavy stuff will go to our east. Be careful if you have travel plans to Knoxville or Chattanooga today. Expect a sunshine-filled week from Veteran's Day (Wednesday) all the way through the weekend with seasonal temperatures.

Weather History for This Date 
On November 10, 2002...
Middle Tennessee suffers one of its worst autumn severe weather outbreaks ever. Four tornadoes strike the Highland Rim during the early morning, with 2 fatalities in Port Royal. Then, following record high temperatures at Nashville (81) and Crossville (75), severe weather re-ignites during the late afternoon, with widespread wind damage, hail, and 8 additional tornadoes. Lake Tansi Village, south of Crossville, is hardest hit, as a supercell produces baseball-size hail and an F3 tornado, killing 4. Two additional fatalities occur at New Union (Coffee County) as the result of two F2 tornadoes there. In addition to the 8 fatalities, 51 injuries are reported across the area. This is the 7th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 66° low: 46°
Normal High: 62°
(Record: 79° in 1915)
Normal Low: 37°
(Record: 19° in 1991)
Last Year: 44° and 28°
2.20" of rain fell on this date in 1990
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