Friday, August 20, 2010

Comfortable Start, Becoming Quite Warm

Awesome Morning:
Have been outside early this morning? Temperatures were in the 60's to start, just after sunrise. We'll rise through the 70's this morning to a high of 90° by late this afternoon. Some areas, especially low-lying and around bodies of water, are dealing with dense fog. Nice weekend coming, but rain is set to return late Saturday night into Sunday.

Rainfall Measurements:
Some incredible numbers are coming out concerning the rain from Tuesday and Wednesday. The map below is clickable and shows amounts across Tennessee and a closer look across the Middle TN section.  Map number 3 is the 24-hour rainfall amount. Some amazing numbers.

Several of you have asked me and I can confirm that we received more rain in a shorter period of time from this system than the devastating floods from last September. I'll have more information to share in the coming days.

Putnam County Rainfall This Week:
CoCoRaHS Stations showed we received as little as 3.25" up in Monterey to 5.66" in southeast Cookeville up to 7-8" northeast of town to 11-12" north of Cookeville. The highest amount was station TN-PM-19 with 12.49". They are located 6.5 miles northwest of the courthouse square. The most severe damage in the county was out that way. CoCoRaHS is so valuable and you can join completely free with a nominal cost for the rain gauge. E-MAIL ME for more information or visit the CoCoRaHS website.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Yesterday's high: 86.6°
Yesterday's low: 69.1°
Normal High: 87°
Record: 101° in 1936
Normal Low: 63°
Record: 53° in 1940
Last Year: 84° and 69°
1.76" of rain fell on this date in 1988
10.57" this month at COOP station is new record for August
Daily rainfall records were set on two days this past week.


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