Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunshine For Tuesday

COLD START: We're in the 20's across much of Middle Tennessee this morning with a heavy frost. Some areas are dealing with freezing fog issues. Freezing fog can put a light but slippery coat of ice down on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses. Be careful if you run in to that situation.

SUNNY SKIES: Sunshine for your Tuesday with highs in the lower 50's across the Cookeville area. Enjoy it, because it is possible we won't see sunshine again until Sunday. Rain enters the picture all the way through Christmas Day (sorry kids, no white Christmas), but we do have a chance for snow flurries the day after Christmas. Full details in the forecast link below.

Weather History for This Date
1989 - Bitter cold temperature readings across Middle TN as Clarksville drops to -12°, Crossville -8°, and Nashville sets an all-time low in December with -10°. Here in Cookeville, we dropped to -10°, which set an all-time record as well.
1963 - 5.9" of snow falls in Cookeville.
2008 - High temperature last year was just 23° after a morning low of 8°. Monterey dropped to 2° while Jamestown was at 3°.

Fun Weather Site of The Day
The WGN WEATHER BLOG is a well run and informative site run by Tom Skilling and his crew in Chicago.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 41° low: 28°
Normal High: 48°
(Record: 67° in 1933)
Normal Low: 30°
(Record: -10° in 1989)
Last Year: 23° and 8°
2.25" of rain fell on this date in 2004
5.9" of snow fell on this date in 1963
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