Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Falling Tuesday Temperatures

RAIN NOW; SNOW LATER....43° at 7 am here in the Cookeville area. We went from big, wet, and heavy snowflakes last night from 8:00 to 9:00 pm to an all-rain event overnight. Recorded .45" this morning at 7 am, giving us 3.01" for the month of February.

For today, expect rain becoming mixed with snow this afternoon and all snow this evening. Total accumulations should be less than 1 inch by Wednesday morning. It'll be chilly today with a brisk wind from the south becoming westerly later today. Winds increase tonight and turn more northwesterly with lows in the lower 20's. We may see some slippery road conditions develop overnight. For Wednesday, COLD and windy with a high of only 30°

Weather History for This Date
On February 9, 1994...
A major winter weather event strikes the mid state. Temperature at Nashville at midnight is 70 degrees, but a strong cold front sweeps through, with temperatures falling throughout the day. By noon, snow begins as the temperature falls to 32 degrees, and changes to freezing rain by evening. At midnight, the temperature is 23 degrees. By the following morning, the ground is covered by an inch of snow and ice.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 39.4° at just before midnight
Yesterday's low: 23.6° at 12:39 am
Normal High: 49°
Record: 73° in 2001
Normal Low: 26°
Record: -8° in 1933
Last Year: 68° and 41°
2.21" of rain fell on this date in 1944
3.0" of snow fell in 1979
10" of snow on the ground in 1979
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