Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Beautiful Snow

WIND ADVISORY TODAY: Strong northwest winds will whip around the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee today along with snow showers. Another inch of accumulation is expected in the Cookeville area. Temperatures at 6:45 this morning are around 20°. A Wind Advisory is in effect through 3 pm, causing wind chills in the single digits this morning. Expect highs in the upper 20's this afternoon with strong winds continuing. Gusts could reach 40 mph.

Snow Measurement: At my 7 a.m. observation, we recorded 2" of accumulation here in Cookeville. In the rain gauge, the water equivalent was just .04". A very dry, powdery snow. Total for the month of February is 3.30" of precipitation. Total SNOW for our winter season is 8.5" in northeast Cookeville.

Weather History for This Date
On February 10, 1899...
Temperature at Nashville drops to -7 degrees during the second coldest February on record. It's the lowest reading ever observed on this date. The high temperature tops out at a mere 10 degrees, a record "cool high."

Daily Weather Story
The cold and snow is the story once again. Schools are closed and motorists are urged to take extra time and care in getting to your destination. More snow is expected again on Friday and Sunday.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 44° at 4:43 am
Yesterday's low: 20.4° at 8:53 pm
Normal High: 49°
Record: 74° in 1932
Normal Low: 26°
Record: -6° in 1979
Last Year: 71° and 41°
1.37" of rain fell on this date in 1994
1.0" of snow fell in 1926
10" of snow on the ground in 1979
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Scott Foshie said...

Hey CookevilleWeatherGuy, any idea why the NWS didn't issue any type of advisory for our snow? Even after it started they didn't respond. Kind of odd, isn't it?

tncorgi said...

It IS quite beautiful, especially from the 70-degree side of the windows.

From all the tracks in my yard I'd say the rabbits, raccoons and some sort of canid or foxy predator have been around already...


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