Monday, November 30, 2009

Snow by Mid-Week?

WINTER RETURNS WITH DECEMBER: As I study the forecasting models, it appears winter will make a strong case by the middle of the week. A powerful cold front will turn rain into snow on Wednesday night and Thursday will be a raw, cold day with snow and rain mixture. It is still a few days away, so we will continue to watch this developing situation. As always, I'll keep you informed on the latest.

COLD AND RAINY MONDAY: Rain continues today early and it'll be chilly with highs struggling to reach 50°. Skies clear out tonight with a low in the lower 30's. Tuesday will be a sunny, warm day with highs around 57° and then the change comes with rain developing Tuesday night continuing on Wednesday. We won't see highs anywhere near 50° again until at least the weekend.

Weather History for This Date
1997 - Nashville records greatest one-day rainfall for November, with 4.20". High water covers Highways 41 and 31A in the southeast part of town. A number of motorists are stranded in their vehicles and have to be rescued.

2001 - Heavy rainfall event spanning 2 days ends with significant localized and river flooding across much of western Middle Tennessee. Some stations report large precipitation totals spanning the 2 days, including Montgomery (Decatur County) (8.93"), Clifton (8.44"), Parsons (Decatur County) (8.00"), Big Sandy (7.20"), Dover (7.02"), Camden (6.33"), Waverly (5.90"), Linden (5.77"), Lobelville (5.35"), Pinewood (5.10"), and Centerville (5.06"). The Stewart County Highway Department reports 14.6" of rainfall in 24 hours, and 24" over ten days.

Fun Weather Site of The Day
Well, it isn't a weather site, but it sure was fun. Check out the posting about the Titan's Shocking Win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
November 30th
Yesterday's high: 60° low: 43°
Normal High: 54°
(Record: 73° in 1998)
Normal Low: 32°
(Record: 4° in 1929)
Last Year: 53° and 39°
1.21" of rain fell on this date in 1928
0.9" of snow fell in 1952
1" of snow on the ground in 1963
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