Friday, March 5, 2010

Gorgeous Weekend Ahead

SUNSHINE RULES: You'll be able to go out and get your Vitamin D fix over the next few days as we will enjoy clear, sunny skies during the day along with star-filled skies at night through the weekend! Expect highs to be around 50° today (a few more degrees warmer than yesterday). Even warmer on Saturday, high 53° and even warmer Sunday (near 60°). Next rain chances aren't until Monday night or Tuesday. The cold air, for now, is gone.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather History for This Date
March 5, 1955 - Middle TN is hit by two tornadoes as an F1 injures 3 near Carthage and an F2 strikes Wilson, and Dekalb Counties. No one is injured in the F2.
March 5, 1960 - Crossville drops to -2° setting a new record low for March

Daily Weather Story
Sunshine is the big weather story along with the warmer temperatures. Did you know the average high this time of year is 56°? Even though we are still below average today and Saturday, it'll feel great compared to the cold temperatures of this winter season.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 47.7°
Yesterday's low: 26.0°
Normal High: 56°
Record: 82° in 1976
Normal Low: 32°
Record: 1° in 1960
Last Year: 56° and 27°
1.84" of rain fell on this date in 1989
4" of snow fell in 1943
2" of snow on the ground in 1960
High temperatures for first 4 days of March are 18° BELOW normal!
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