Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super Sunday Forecast

Another wonderful day across Middle Tennessee for your Sunday as we expect highs locally in the Cookeville area to be around 72°. There is an ever so slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. They will be the exception rather than the rule.

Looking ahead over the next few days, I have great news.
Monday - 75 (sunshine)
Tuesday - 79 (sunshine)
Wednesday - 71 (chance of showers)

Thursday's high was a nice 76° while Friday's high was 80°. It was the first time we saw 80° since late in October. A span of almost 5 months. With a high of at least 70° today, it'll be the first time we've been this warm for that many consecutive days since November 9th to the 13th. We had an 8-day run of 70°+ during the early part of October.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
This morning's low: 45.7°
Yesterday's high: 69.5°
Yesterday's low: 52.8°
Normal High: 61°
Record: 85° in 1982
Normal Low: 36°
Record: 14° in 1923
Last Year: 70° and 38°
2.29" of rain fell on this date in 2000
3.5" of snow fell in 1996
4.0" of snow on the ground in 1996

Weather History Across America
March 20th
(courtesy of:

  • 1924 - A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
  • 1948 - The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
  • 1984 - A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)
  • 1987 - A storm produced blizzard conditions in Wyoming and eastern Nebraska, and severe thunderstorms in central Nebraska. Snowfall totals ranged up to 12 inches at Glenrock WY and Chadron NE. Thunderstorms in central Nebraska produced wind gusts to 69 mph at Valentine, and wind gusts to 76 mph at Bartley. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
  • 1988 - Squalls in the Great Lakes Region left up to eight inches of new snow on the ground in time for the official start of spring. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Tucson AZ with a reading of 89 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
  • 1989 - Snow and high winds created blizzard conditions in western Kansas to usher in the official start of the spring season. Thunderstorms produced severe weather from east Texas to Alabama and northwest Florida, with nearly fifty reports of large hail and damaging winds during the afternoon and evening hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
  • 1990 - The northeastern U.S. was in the midst of a snowstorm as spring officially began at 4:19 PM. Snowfall totals in the Green Mountains of Vermont ranged up to thirty inches, and up to 15 inches of snow was reported in the Catskills and Adirondacks of eastern New York State. Totals in eastern Pennsylvania ranged up to 12 inches at Armenia Mountain. The storm resulted in one death, and forty-nine injuries. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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