Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Week Weather Forecast

WINTER STARTS OFFICIALLY: Did you know today is the shortest day of the year? It is the winter solstice and the first day of winter. The great news is the days will (slowly) get longer from here on through June 21, the summer solstice! (correction send in by a commenter. I had actually posted July, my fault)...

DECEMBER PRECIPITATION: As of today, we stand at 4.9" for December 2009. Typically, we average just over 5". For 2009, our total stands at 75.19" and this is our second rainiest year ever behind 1998's total of 76.46". With the next round of showers expected later this week, we may approach the record before year's end. WOW!

YOUR CHRISTMAS FORECAST: Christmas Week is finally here, are you ready? Do you have much left to do? Here is a current look at each day's weather forecast. It is, as always, subject to change and I'll keep you in the loop on changes.

Today:    Sunny to Partly Sunny High 44°
Tonight:  Clear Low 32°
Tues:      Partly Sunny 53° and 37°
Wed:      Rain 54° and 42°
Thur:      Rain 54° and 38°
Fri:         Rain 44° and 27°
Sat:        Snow Flurries 39° and 25°


Weather History for This Date
1989 - Worst cold wave for a December ever as temperatures bottom out at -2° in Nashville. Here in Cookeville, our average low temperature during December averaged 19.8°!


Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 33° low: 30°
Normal High: 48°
(Record: 71° in 1967)
Normal Low: 27°
(Record: 5° in 1981)
Last Year: 42° and 13°
3.03" of rain fell on this date in 1926
1/2" of snow in 2000
1" on the ground in 2000
We are exactly 2° below normal for month of December.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the days get longer through June 21 - the summer solstice.

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

OOPS!!!!

Fast finger syndrome today. You are absolutely right, June 21st and not July. My fault...will make that correction. Thank you for pointing it out.

Clay said...

How do you have 75"? KBNA only has 57" on the year.

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Clay-

Look at my monthly numbers at:
http://www.google.com/notebook/public/01571417696801064806/BDRhV5goQn-2OzbMk

Or, in CoCoRaHS...I am station TN-PM-5, there are others in our county who've measured even more!

Crazy year indeed!

Did you get your station back online yet?

Clay said...

No, I'm driving back to Nashville tomorrow so I should get it back up tomorrow afternoon.

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