Monday, July 12, 2010

Heavy Rains Monday and Tuesday

A 70% chance of thunderstorms for today, tonight, and again on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service's Hydrologic Outlook, we could see up to 3" by the end of Tuesday. We've already received .49" of rain since midnight when thunderstorms pushed through in the early morning hours. High today, 85° and the low tonight of 73°, with a high on Tuesday of 83°. Expect hot weather to return by Wednesday.

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Record Event Report - According to a report from the National Weather Service office in Nashville, TN, the Music City broke a rainfall record yesterday with 1.9". The old mark was 1.49" from 1885 or some 125 years ago.

Speaking of rain, saw a report where 2.65" was recorded in the last 24 hours at Hurricane Mills (sound familiar? Loretta Lynn lives there in Humphreys County).

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
This morning's low: 71.6°
Rain last 24 hours: .49 (ending at 7 this morning)
Rain-July: 1.56"
Yesterday's high: 92.4°
Yesterday's low: 65.5°
Normal High: 88°
Record: 102° in 1930
Normal Low: 65°
Record: 51° in 1926
Last Year: 83° and 66°
2.08" of rain fell on this date in 1989
July is running just slightly warmer than normal and somewhat drier than normal.
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