Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Sunshine

COLD START WITH CLEAR SKIES: We begin this Sunday morning at 9.5° at 7 o'clock. I do expect highs to reach around the freezing mark this afternoon. Roads are very hazardous this morning and while some melting will occur during the daytime hours, they will quickly refreeze overnight as lows will be around 12° by sunrise on Monday. Black ice is the biggest weather killer of people besides heat. I have a slideshow of snow photos coming in a post later this morning. The photo above is from Bobby Boyd with the Nat'l Weather Service office in Nashville, TN. They received 4" and this was their biggest snow since 7" was recorded back on January 16th, 2003. Here is a list of storm totals across Middle Tennessee.

WINTER HANGS ON: Looking out a few days, another impulse is expected to swing through on Monday night and Tuesday giving us a slight chance for a wintry mix. At this point, I'm not confident of big accumulation though. In the next seven days, there is a potential for another bout of winter precipitation similar to this weekend's storm around Friday. We'll keep an eye on it for sure. Meteorologist Dale Bader, a weather friend located in Huntsville, Alabama, addresses this potential in a blog posting.

Weather History for This Date
January 2010 is wrapping up as the coldest month since 2003.
On January 31, 1951...
Five inches of snow and ice fall, much of it during the evening, producing a water equivalent of 3.83". This is the greatest one-day precipitation event for January in Nashville's history.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 28.6° @ midnight
Yesterday's low: 21.1° @ 11:53 pm
Normal High: 47°
Record: 76° in 2002
Normal Low: 25°
Record: -13° in 1966
Last Year: 45.4° and 22.6°
1.40" of rain fell on this date in 1917
3.0" of snow fell in 1981
5" of snow on the ground in 1966
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