Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow Covered Roads

A Special Weather Statement is in effect today. Bundle up if you're headed out. Morning wind-chill factors are running right around zero degrees. There is a Wind Chill Advisory this morning as we wake up to temperatures from 9 to around 12. Expect highs to not get out of the teens for today (Friday). Scattered flurries will blow around during much of the day, no accumulation is expected. As far as roads go, reports are that side roads are completely snow-covered and hazardous. *Great shots from the Cookeville web cams* Main roads (state roads, interstates) are in fairly good shape. Some patches of snow & ice are reported on I-40 from Cookeville eastward according to TDOT. Their Smartway web site has all sorts of great information. The beautiful picture above was taken by Phil Adams with J&S Construction here in Cookeville. It is their fountain in front of their building just off South Willow Avenue. Notice it is frozen, but still running. Thanks for the great photo, Phil!

After dropping to single digits tonight with some snow flurries, we'll see highs on Saturday around 23° under a mostly cloudy sky. Can't rule out more flurries and wind chills will continue to be in the single digit range once again. Very cold Saturday night with lows from 3 to 7 degrees and sunshine on Sunday with a high of 27°.

Weather History for This Date
1886 - Some of the coldest weather in Tennessee's history grips our area. Lows goes below zero five consecutive mornings and the warmest day is just 8°. Nashville records 3.5" of snow.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 31° low: 12°
Normal High: 46°
(Record: 73° in 2008)
Normal Low: 26°
(Record: -4° in 1970)
Last Year: 40° and 25°
2.37" of rain fell on this date in 1998
7" of snow falls in 1996
7" is on the ground in 1996

Avg. High: 26.7° (Normal: 46°) 9.3° below normal
Avg. Low: 12.4° (Normal: 26°) 13.6° below normal
Avg. Temp: 19.6° (Normal: 36°) 16.4° below normal
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