Monday, February 22, 2010

Return To Cold

FLOODING FOCUS: Today's post at Examiner is focused upon FLOODING dangers. It is part of an educational series running from Feb. 21-26 which is called Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week. There is something new each day. Sunday's focus was about storm spotting.

FANTASTIC WEEKEND: One of the nicer weekends we've seen in quite some time! We saw 60° on Saturday and Sunday's high of 67° at 3:23 pm was the warmest day since November 9th. It will be a distant memory this week as daytime highs after today will not see the average (51°) for this time of year until Sunday. We may, and I stress the word may, see some snow flurries flying Monday night into Tuesday. More cold air drops in on Wednesday and lows that night will be around 20° by Thursday morning.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Slight chance of rain for today after a rain-filled overnight. Cooler with highs only around 50°. Temperatures fall rapidly overnight, low 29° with flurries. Flurries again on Tuesday morning and we'll fight to hit 41°. The rest of the week will be COLD with flurries on Tuesday night and Wednesday!

Weather History for This Date
1874 - Nashville records 2.58" and 5.36" over a 2-day period

Daily Weather Story
The return of the cold air is the big story. After being teased with highs of 51° on Friday, 60° on Saturday, and 67° on Sunday, we'll take a big thud back to reality as Tuesday through Saturday will be below normal once again. While we'll see a few flurries, I don't see (at this point) an accumulating snow to talk about.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 66.5° @ 3:23 pm
Yesterday's low: 31.0° @ 5:52 am
Normal High: 52°
Record: 72° in 1997
Normal Low: 29°
Record: 0° in 1963
Last Year: 58° and 21°
2.24" of rain fell on this date in 1955
3.5" of snow fell in 1978
4" of snow on the ground in 1978
Low temperatures averaged 9° for February back in 1958!
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