Monday, April 11, 2011

Hot Weekend with Strong Storms Coming

We had the warmest weekend since last October as temperatures hit 82.0° on Friday, 87.8° on Saturday, and 86.0° on Sunday. Records were set all across the state and we tied a record on Saturday that was set in the 1970's. We'll end up a few degrees short on Sunday's record of 90°.

The first of the week is showing a potential severe storm outbreak for today as arrival times are expected to be early afternoon for Nashville and late afternoon for the Cookeville area. You would be well advised to keep an eye out on the weather and we'll do our best to keep you informed as these storms move in.

Remember to keep up via local radio (that actually does local weather cut-ins) and local television stations, such as (from Nashville) Channels 2, 4, 5, and 17. Locally, in Cookeville and parts of Putnam County, you can tune your car's radio into 1650 AM and hear the National Weather Service broadcast.

Nashville's WFO with the National Weather Service

We are expecting a warm week after today's storms! REMEMBER, stay weather aware!

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April 11th Weather History

  • 1965 - Severe thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest spawned fifty-one tornadoes killing 256 persons and causing more than 200 million dollars damage. Indiana, Ohio and Michigan were hardest hit in the "Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak". (David Ludlum)
  • 1987 - Ten days of flooding in the northeastern U.S. finally came to an end. Damage from flooding due to rain and snow melt ran into the billions of dollars. The collapse of the New York State Thruway Bridge over Schoharie Creek claimed ten lives. (Storm Data)
  • 1988 - Sixteen cities in the western U.S., nine in California, reported new record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 95 degrees at Sacramento CA and 96 degrees at Bakersfield CA were the warmest of record for so early in the season. (The National Weather Summary)
  • 1989 - Forty-four cities in the south central and eastern U.S. reported new record low temperatures for the date. Lows of 25 degrees at Conway AR, 29 degrees at Dallas/Fort Worth TX, and 22 degrees at Ozark AR, were April records. Lows of 26 degrees at Hot Springs AR and 31 degrees at Shreveport LA equalled April records. (The National Weather Summary)
  • 1990 - While showers produced heavy rain over much of the northeastern U.S., heavy snow blanketed northern Maine, with 13 inches reported at Telos Lake. Strong southwesterly winds accompanying the rain and snow gusted to 68 mph at the Blue Hill Observatory in Massachusetts. Rainfall totals of 1.04 inch at Pittsburgh PA and 1.52 inch at Buffalo NY on the 10th were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Weather History today from Joe at 
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