Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quiet Wednesday; Active Pattern Ahead

SUNSHINE EVENTUALLY: A decent day ahead for Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Weather wise, we'll see sunshine later today as clouds move out with a high temperature reaching 42°. Expect a light north wind. Tonight, clouds roll back in and we'll move into an active pattern once again.with rain coming on Thursday-Friday night and ending as snow. Snow continuing on Saturday through Saturday night. Not expecting the kind of event from last weekend. Additionally, we are watching forecasting models that indicate we may see a bigger snow event by Monday & Tuesday of next week. STAY TUNED!

Weather History for This Date

On February 3, 1886...
Nashville records greatest one-day snowfall for February, measuring 9.8".

On February 3, 1970...
Gainesboro receives 8" of snow -- its greatest one-day snowfall ever.

On February 3, 1997...
Two construction workers are injured by lightning while working on the new library for MTSU in Murfreesboro. They are treated for electrical shock and released from a local hospital. Power is also knocked out to 500 homes when lightning strikes a transformer.
On February 3, 1998...
Snowstorm brings treacherous driving conditions, school closures, and widespread power outages to the Cumberland Plateau. Interstate 40 is closed at Monterey for 18 hours due to the heavy snow. Traffic is backed up for 13 miles. Winds gust to 50 mph at times during the snowstorm. Approximately 100,000 electric customers lose power. TEMA reports damages of about $5 million.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 41.5°
Yesterday's low: 35.3°
Normal High: 46°
Record: 70° in 2003
Normal Low: 27°
Record: -4° in 1965
Last Year: 41° and 18°
3.39" of rain fell on this date in 1932
7" of snow fell in 1923
8" of snow on the ground in 1996
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