Monday, January 4, 2010

Snow This Morning

COLD IS THE RULE: Light snow flurries are flying this morning across sections east of Nashville. Don't see much more than just a slight dusting. Since it has been so cold, any snow falling will stick to the ground. Original thoughts were for lows this morning in the 5-8° range, but a blanket of clouds insulated the lower atmosphere keeping the 'warmer' weather in. So, we're starting out around in the low teens this morning. Look for another very cold day across Cookeville. Highs are expected around 22-24° today under a sunny sky with lows tonight in the low teens. We do have a chance for flurries tonight and Tuesday where the high will be in the low to mid 20's once again.

THURSDAY'S SNOW EVENT: We are still in the ballpark for some snow come Thursday. At one point, forecasting model runs had it pegged in the 4-8" accumulation run, the thoughts now are for a 1-2" total should everything hold together. The problem is the main precipitation makers are going to be too far away from Tennessee to give us enough moisture to work with. An upper-level disturbance will move north of the area across the Great Lakes region while a surface low wants to go eastward across the Gulf of Mexico. Originally, the surface low was tracking much farther north and that would have given us much more moisture in the Middle Tennessee area.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 22° low: 10°
Normal High: 46°
(Record: 72° in 2004)
Normal Low: 26°
(Record: -2° in 1919)
Last Year: 67° and 41°
2.37" of rain fell on this date in 1982
3.5" of snow fell in 1994
4" on the ground in 1994
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