Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Strong to Severe Weather Possible Tonight-Wednesday

STORMS POSSIBLE: Rain chances go up substanially tonight. There is a slight chance of strong storms overnight into Thursday. The better chance will be back to our west from the Mississippi River to the Tennessee River. Just a 40% chance of rain today with a high near 65°. 80% chance tonight and a 100% chance of rain on Thursday. Lows in the mid 50's and highs in the mid 60's.

Daily Weather Story
The latest Hazardous Weather Outlook shows the possible strong weather chances. Yesterday's high of 68° was the 2nd day in a row with temperatures of at least 68°. This marks this first that has happened since October! A run of more than 4 months.

Weather History for This Date
On March 10, 2000...

EMA officials report 5½" of rain in 1½ hours in Lewisburg. Many roads are flooded, and 6 cars are damaged. Three feet of water cover some roads. A man has to be rescued from his vehicle on Belfast Avenue. Local Tennessee National Guard members assist in evacuating about 30 children from a daycare center, which is flooded with 2½' of water.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 68.4°
Yesterday's low: 41.6°
Normal High: 58°
Record: 81° in 1974
Normal Low: 34°
Record: 7° in 1996
Last Year: 76° and 41°
2.09" of rain fell on this date in 1922
1.3" of snow fell in 1975
6" of snow on the ground in 1960
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