Monday, March 15, 2010

Rain Finally Clears Out

TIRED OF THE OVERCAST SKIES YET: Clouds hovered over us the entire weekend with light rain and chilly temperatures. Today, we get rid of the rain, but clouds will continue to stick around with highs in the upper 40's. Tonight, mostly cloudy, low around 38°. Warmer Tuesday with highs in the 50's. Slight rain chances creep back into our forecast through Thursday with a warming trend and sunshine-filled skies by Friday with highs in the 60's!

This is National Flood Safety Awareness Week, excellent article here.

Weather History for This Date
1973 - From the Herald-Citizen newspaper in Cookeville: A tornado kills a night watchman at the Path Manufacturing Company in Sparta. The storm's lightning struck the new Cookeville Water Plant at Cedar Hill Lake (I think they meant Center Hill Lake). Nearly 3.5" of rain fell between sunrise and sunset that day, too. Additionally, the (TN) Tech (University) Campus Elementary School's basement, library, and cafeteria flooded. The school is closed today.

1892 - The amazing snowstorm of 1892 covered 3 days across Middle TN. The story link is here.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 45.1°
Yesterday's low: 41.3°
Normal High: 59°
Record: 82° in 1921
Normal Low: 35°
Record: 5° in 1993
Last Year: 51° and 43°
3.38" of rain fell on this date in 1973 (see history above)
2.0" of snow fell in 1999
4" of snow on the ground in 1993
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