Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow This Morning; Cold Today

COLD PATTERN THIS WEEK: Snow this morning across the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Early morning reports show up to 1/2" has accumulated in Monterey and Westmoreland. Some of the higher elevations could receive as much as 1" of accumulation. A cold north-northwest wind will make our high of 35° feel much colder. Clouds stay with us tonight, low of 25° and sunshine returns for Sunday with highs in the upper 30's.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Expect this below-normal pattern of temperatures to continue though the next 10 days with a possible warm-up coming after mid-February. Precipitation will continue to run above normal, too. During the first six days, we have recorded more than 2.5 times the average February precipitation thus far.

**Weather History for This Date**
On February 6, 1942...
One person is injured near Ardmore as a pre-dawn F2 tornado rips a 6 mile path across Giles and Lincoln Counties.

**Daily Weather Story**
Precipitation, specifically rainfall, is the story once again. For the first six days of February, we've recorded 2.56" of rainfall at my CoCoRaHS station TN-PM-5 located in the northeast section of Cookeville. The average through the first six days is just under 1 inch (.93). Average for the entire month of February is 4.43"
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**Cookeville's Daily Almanac**
Yesterday's high: 45.3° at 4:37 pm
Yesterday's low: 40.3° at 11:28 pm
Normal High: 48°
Record: 71° in 2008
Normal Low: 26°
Record: -11° in 1996
Last Year: 39° and 7°
4.65" of rain fell on this date in 2004
3.5" of snow fell in 1984
4" of snow on the ground in 1996
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