Friday, February 19, 2010

Warmest Day In A While

MORNING FROST AND SUNSHINE: It is a gorgeous Friday for you today in Cookeville, Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland region. We start out at 22° as of 7 o'clock this morning with frost. Looking at a daytime high of 54°. The last time we went over 50° was January 25th. I expect we'll see 50° plus over the next four days. The last time that happened was January 18th through January 21st. Don't get to used to the nice weather as we have another system poised to enter our area on Sunday evening. This will give us some rain, but behind it will much colder temperatures. Enjoy this stretch of warm weather! Be sure to check out my INFO 101-Severe Weather Awareness Week news article at Examiner.

TRAINED STORM SPOTTER: Are you interested in a free class that teaches you how to properly recognize storms and the potential for severe weather? If so, take the Storm Spotter Class taught by the Nashville office of the National Weather Service. The class for the Cookeville area is on Saturday, March 13th at 10 am. It will be held at the new E.O.C. building on South Willow Avenue. E-mail me for more information. A complete location and times list of classes can be found here.

Weather History for This Date
February 19, 1960 - Sparta receives it greatest one-day total of snowfall ever with 10"

Daily Weather Story
Q: How much snow have we had and how does that compare to normal?
A: Through today, we've received 12.5" for the season. In a typical winter, we would average right at 8". Winter isn't quite done with us either. Expect at least one more accumulating snowfall before spring.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
This morning's low: 21.3° at 5:41 am
Yesterday's high: 45.9° at 4:27 pm
Yesterday's low: 21.7° at 5:49 am
Normal High: 51°
Record: 75° in 1939
Normal Low: 28°
Record: -8° in 1958
Last Year: 69° and 31°
1.56" of rain fell on this date in 1991
2" of snow fell in 1979
7" of snow on the ground in 1960
Our daily high is 12.2° below normal for February
We are most than 16° below last February's average
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