Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hot Weather Rest Of Week

There is a Heat Advisory just one county to our west for today while southern Middle TN and Northern Alabama are under an Excessive Heat Watch.  Here in the Cookeville area, we can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon with highs running near 90°. Storms possible before 10 pm this evening, low 73°, hot again on Wednesday with a high of 91° and a chance of storms.

Note the graphic above. At just 80° in the sunshine, the temperature inside of a car will rise to 123° in just 60 minutes. This is a huge danger to children and pets left unattended. Don't make a mistake you'll regret.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac 
Yesterday's high: 89.0° 
Yesterday's low: 70.5° 
Normal High: 88° 
Record: 101° in 1980
Normal Low: 66° 
Record: 53° in 2009 
Last Year: 74° and 53° 
1.70" of rain fell on this date in 1955
5.33" has been recorded so far in July 2010

Do you remember the very cool and wet July 2009? That's right, just last year on this date, our low was a cool 53° while the high was just 74°. Temperatures averaged 5° below normal for the month!
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