Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cold With Snow Flurries Today

SNOW BACK IN FORECAST: Cloudy for Wednesday and cold. Seems to be a reoccurring theme! A chance of snow flurries today before noon and a high of just 38°. Currently, it is 30° at 7 a.m. Tonight, cold and a slight chance of snow showers, low of 21. Sunshine returns for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with gradually warming temperatures. Highs from the upper 30's Thursday to upper 40's by Sunday.

TORNADO SAFETY DAY: We have tips on tornado safety today at the Examiner page. Remember, this is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee. All of the information is available at the Nashville Weather Examiner page. The picture, today, is of the famous 1974 Xenia tornado. The series of tornadoes that struck the U.S. on April 3rd and 4th was one of the most deadliest in history. Here in Cookeville, 11 people lost their lives out in the Poplar Grove/Dry Valley area.

Weather History for This Date
1967 - Record lows for this date are set at both Nashville (10°) and Crossville (2°).

Daily Weather Story
Today's story is about tornado safety. Schools and businesses all across our state will have a tornado drill at 9 o'clock this morning.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
This morning's low: 30.3 at 6:48 am
Yesterday's high: 38.6° at midnight
Yesterday's low: 32.7° at 11:52 pm
Normal High: 53°
Record: 80° in 1996
Normal Low: 29°
Record: 11° in 1989
Last Year: 40° and 16°
1.53" of rain fell on this date in 1977
2.0" of snow fell in 1934
6" of snow on the ground in 1942
February's average high is 9.5° colder than normal through today
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