Monday, February 8, 2010

Cold Week Ahead With Precipitation

***1:45 PM UPDATE***
Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for counties west and north of Nashville for tonight thru tomorrow. Snow has fallen across North Mississippi and North Alabama. Quite a nice surprise for those folks. I'm not excited about our chance for accumulating snow here in Cookeville area over next couple of days. Will watch and keep you advised. 

2 hours late 
Monday - February 8, 2010  

Our friends over in the Memphis area are dealing with a WINTER STORM WARNING through tonight. The corridor between Jonesboro, AR to Memphis to Jackson, TN could see from 6-9" of snow through this evening. One suburb of Memphis (Cordova) is already reporting 4.5" as of 8:00 am. Map below...
Winter Weather Advisories are now being posted for Middle TN (NOT including the Cookeville/Putnam County area) for later today and tonight as accumulating snow is expected. At this point, we will be too warm for that to be a possibility.

Sunday's Strange Temperatures:  After an original prediction of 40° for a high, we saw skies stay cloudy all day long. Temperatures never moved much.
Midnight on Sunday morning, it was 27.6°,
6 am 27.0°
9 am 28.0°
Noon 29.0°
3 pm 29.0°
6 pm 28.6°
9 pm 28.3°
Midnight 24.0°
Rare indeed to see a 2° change during most of a day.

WEEK'S OUTLOOK: Expect the nicest day to be today with increasing clouds through the day and a high of 42° after a very cold morning start. Rain enters our picture tonight and Tuesday. Lows tonight around 35° and that will probably be the high on Tuesday as temperatures fall all day.

This is a very tricky forecast. We should begin to see a rain/snow mix on Tuesday afternoon becoming all snow on Tuesday night and lingering flurries by Wednesday. Tuesday night will be cold and we may see enough for roads to become hazardous. We will watch things closely. The rest of the week will be cold with another snow chance by Friday.

Also, there is a new Cookeville web camera and weather station installed by the folks at NewsChannel 5. This was announced on their Sunday late newscast. It is at Tennessee Tech University and shows a GREAT shot of Derryberry Hall. Check their web site and it isn't (yet) online. Hopefully, it will be soon. I'll make contact with one of their people and let all of you know.

Weather History for This Date
1960 - Nashville receives 7.4" of snow!

Daily Weather Story
Cold is the key story this week. Temperatures, thus far, in February are averaging 41.6° for a high and 28.7° for a low. The average daily temperature so far in February is 35.15°, which is below normal.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 29.3° @ 2:11 pm
Yesterday's low: 24.0° @ 11:39 pm
Normal High: 48°
Record: 75° in 1937
Normal Low: 26°
Record: 1° in 1984
Last Year: 67° and 32°
.98" of rain fell on this date in 1973
3.5" of snow fell in 1933
7" of snow on the ground in 1979
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tncorgi said...

Why do I get this feeling that we're about to burn the rest of our snow days?

Nathan Parker said...

Nice map! Where'd that one come from?

Michael Detwiler said... are probably right about the snow days!!

Nathan...that came from the Nat'l Weather Service office located in Memphis.


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