Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Near Record Highs and Windy

PLENTY OF SUNSHINE: Record warmth is possible once again today in Cookeville along with much of Middle Tennessee. Several cities set records and we'll cover those later in this story. We will remain under a Fire Weather Watch for this afternoon. Highs are expected to be around 85° and the record for April 6th is 85° from 1988. My prediction is we'll break that later today.

REST OF WEEK OUTLOOK: I am concerned over the potential for severe weather to occur late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. We will watch this developing situation and let you know as information becomes available. Additionally, behind the strong to severe weather will be a HUGE change in temperatures. Highs on Friday will likely struggle to make the 60's and lows on Friday night will drop to the mid 30's with frost potential. For those of you who've planted some early crops in your gardens, you may have to cover them Friday night and Saturday morning. More on that in the days to come.

Weather History for This Date
April 6, 1971 - A late winter weather event produces 1.1" of snow in Nashville. The high of 42° is the coldest high temperature ever recorded on this date.

Daily Weather Story
A bunch of record highs yesterday across the mid-south including Nashville @ 87 - Chattanooga @ 88 - Athens, GA @ 88 - Watertown, NY @ 70 - Caribou, ME @ 66 (their 4th consecutive day of record warmth) - Childress, TX @ 94 and many, many more. 

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 87° (Record: 85° from 1934)
Yesterday's low: 63°
Normal High: 66°
Record: 85° in 1988
Normal Low: 40°
Record: 27° in 2000
Last Year: 78° and 40°
2.70" of rain fell on this date in 1936
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