WARMER TODAY: We expect temperatures to be even warmer today, with a high of 43°, after a morning start of 15° at 6:43 am. There is an advisory through 9 a.m. for Freezing Fog across Middle Tennessee. Road conditions (especially secondary streets) are treacherous at best. Cold overnight temps refroze roads that had melted and were wet during the day on Sunday. I cannot emphasize enough the dangerous facts about black ice. As was posted yesterday, it is the second-leading weather killer (just behind heat) annually, according to Bill Murray with AlabamaWX. Today's photo (see above) is from the Nat'l Weather Service in Nashville and shows the snow cover as of yesterday, January 31st. Speaking of January, the monthly wrap-up is located at the bottom of this post.
FREEZING RAIN EVENT: We have a chance for rain overnight and with lows right around freezing, anything that falls can/will stick to trees, power lines, bridges, and overpasses. This could cause extremely hazardous driving conditions late tonight as well as early tomorrow morning. It will be a light precip amount. Our next event arrives late on Thursday and stays through Saturday and just might bring us another round of rain, sleet, and snow. Stay tuned!
Weather History for This Date
On February 1, 1951...
Precipitation continues at Nashville through the morning, most of it as snow, and finally ends around noon. An additional 5.2" are measured, leaving the city buried under 8" of ice and snow.On February 1, 1985...
Nashville receives 6.7" of snow.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 39.3° (4:13 pm)
Yesterday's low: 9.3° (6:53 am)
Normal High: 47°
Record: 76° in 2002
Normal Low: 25°
Record: -2° in 1971
Last Year: 48° and 20°
2.36" of rain fell on this date in 1915
2.5" of snow fell in 1934
3" of snow on the ground in 1966
(record broken for snow on ground of 4.5" in 2010)
Average Daily High: 39.8° (5.9° below normal)
Average Daily Low: 22.7° (2.6° below normal)
Average Temperature: 31.2° (4.3° below normal)
Precipitation measured: 6.79" (avg=5.33")
Snow measured: 5.8" (avg=3.9")
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