Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain, Rain, and More Rain

**8:30 AM UPDATE**
Jeff Ray, at NashvilleWX, tells us the Storm Prediction Center has pushed the tornado risk to include all of Middle Tennessee for later today. 

BRUTAL COLD OF 1985: Do you remember this day in Cookeville's weather history? We set an all-time record low temperature of -22° on this date. Did you know the high that day only got up to -8°? More about that in Weather History below. 

WET THURSDAY: A 100% chance for rain again today, high near 58°, southeast winds will be from 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph. Another round of rain tonight could include thunderstorms, with some of these being strong. Total rainfall accumulations will be in the 1-2" range by morning. We've measured .80" in the last 24-hour period. That gives us 2.69" for the month of January.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Slight chance of rain for Friday, cooler with a high near 50°, rain enters the picture again on Saturday night after a nice day. More rain on Sunday. This system could see us receive another 1 to 2" again.

Weather History for This Date

  • On January 21, 1888...
Nashville receives 6.1" of snow.

  • On January 21, 1935...
Nashville reports an early morning high temperature of 69 degrees before a strong cold front passes through, dropping the temperature to 36 degrees by 7:00 a.m., 24 degrees by noon, and 14 degrees by 7:00 p.m. The temperature drops another 2 degrees during the evening, for a low of 12, and a daily range of 57 degrees. Three inches of snow fall by evening.

  • On January 21, 1959...
A cold front drops the temperature at Nashville a remarkable 59 degrees -- from a high of 74, to 15 degrees the next morning. Temperature ranges at other locations include Clarksville and Columbia, 59 degrees, Lawrenceburg, 58, Tullahoma, 57, Cookeville and Springfield, 55, Murfreesboro, 54, and Crossville, 52 degrees.

  • On January 21, 1985...
Temperature at Nashville drops to -17, setting an all-time record low. Other record lows include Allardt (-27), Carthage (-17), Celina (-20), Centerville (-26), Columbia (-20), Cookeville (-22), Crossville (-21), Crossville (Experiment Station) (-25), Dickson (-23), Franklin (-21), Lebanon (3 W) (-20), Lewisburg (-20), Livingston (-25), Monteagle (-20), Mount Pleasant (-17), Neapolis (-23), Shelbyville (-20), Smithville (-24), and Woodbury (-28).

CoCoRaHS Reports: The most rain in the U.S. during the past 24 hours is Crestview, Florida (inland and 35 miles due north of Destin) with 8.89". 

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 54.8° low: 48.6°
Normal High: 46°
(Record: 69° in 1937)
Normal Low: 25°
(Record: -22° in 1985)
Last Year: 32.8° and 11.0°
3.21" of rain fell on this date in 1954
2.5" of snow fell in 1979
9" was on the ground in 1918
For January 2010, we are running 8° below normal.
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