Saturday, January 2, 2010

Surprising Snow This Morning

WAKING TO SNOW: If you went to bed last evening with a the thought of a clear, cold night I am sure you are surprised to see snow this morning. We are very cold (temperature is 15° just after 9 am) and winds are from the NNW causing a 'feels like' in the single digits. Earlier this morning, that feels-like went below zero at 7:15.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: In a word, COLD! The National Weather Service has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT this morning about the chilly temperatures and cold winds. Our high temperatures here in Cookeville will struggle to get to the middle 20's both today and Sunday. Nighttime lows will be around 10-12°.

DECEMBER WEATHER IN REVIEW: The NWS just released the month in review for December. Here in Cookeville, my station recorded 37.7° as the average temperature for last month. Our high was 62° on the 14th and the low was 17° on the 11th. I measured 5.75" of precipitation and our normal is 5.73".

Weather History for This Date
1904 - Temperatures in Nashville go from a high of 59° all the way down to 13° due to a powerful cold front!

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 34.4° low: 18.4°
Normal High: 46°
(Record: 71° in 2005)
Normal Low: 26°
(Record: -5° in 1928)
Last Year: 52° and 26°
3.63" of rain fell on this date in 1937
3" of snow in 1919
3" on the ground in 1964
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