Friday, January 22, 2010

Cloudy and Cooler

FRIDAY'S FORECAST: After a bumpy Thursday which included strong storms with lightning, heavy rains, and small hail, we'll see a mostly quiet Friday with cloudy skies, some light rain or drizzle and temperatures falling through the 40's as a cold front (located near Nashville-see above) moves through the mid-state during the day. Expect fog to develop overnight with lows around 38°. For a complete list of local storm reports from Thursday, January 21st, please click here. A tornado was reported by multiple sources in Grundy County yesterday afternoon and the National Weather Service is sending a survey team this morning to investigate. I'll have that information when it becomes available.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Another rainmaker is expected to move into our area late Saturday night and Sunday with possible heavy rains and strong winds. Beyond that, the first of next week looks cold and we may even see SNOW creep back in the forecast. 

Weather History for This Date
1966 - Nashville receives 7 and 1/2 inches of snow!
1999 - An F3 tornado strikes Clarksville just before dawn. 5 people are injured.

Weather News of The Day
Received my Davis Vantage Vue yesterday from Scientific Sales. It is a fantastic, professional weather station and was quite simple to assemble. I am impressed with the Davis quality and it worked perfectly within moments right out of the box. On Saturday, I'll post a slideshow on the assembly.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 57.3° low: 47.5°
Normal High: 46°
(Record: 71° in 1999)
Normal Low: 25°
(Record: -18° in 1985)
Last Year: 49.9° and 25.6°
1.92" of rain fell on this date in 1952
2.0" of snow fell in 1935
6" of snow on the ground in 1979
Sunrise: 6:49 this morning
Sunset: 4:58 this evening
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