Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Warm Wednesday, Cold Thanksgiving

SUNNY WEDNESDAY: Sunshine for your Thanksgiving-Eve here in Cookeville. We had a few sprinkles overnight that resulted in .02" in the CoCoRaHS professional 4" rain gauge. Expect highs to reach around 56° today with the sunny skies. Some other sections of Tennessee, around Nashville, will climb over 60°. On Thanksgiving, you'll need to dress warmly as a cold front brings some sprinkles and strong west winds. Highs only in the upper 40's with lows tomorrow night in the lower 30's. We can't rule out a changeover to snow late Thursday/early Friday. Speaking of Friday, if you're shopping you'll need to dress warmly as we expect a chilly start with some flurries flying. Eventually, we'll clear out and high the upper 40's by Friday afternoon!

Weather History for This Date
1950-A cold outbreak sees temperatures drop to -2° in Clarksville and -1° in Nashville setting all-time low records for November. (courtesy: NWS-Nashville)
1926-A major Thanksgiving Day tornado outbreak killed twenty-three people across Arkansas, including seventeen at Heber Springs. (courtesy: Weather by Bill Murray)

Fun Weather Site of The Day
Interesting web site from NOAA allows you to look up weather records. Very handy!

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 56° low: 47°
Normal High: 56°
(Record: 78° in 1896)
Normal Low: 34°
(Record: 10° in 1970)
Last Year: 41° and 27°
1.57" of rain fell on this date in 2001
.5" of snow in 1930
1.0" of snow on ground in 1938
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