Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Warm Tuesday, Plenty of Sun

We'll rise up to the 80's for a high today across much of the Upper Cumberland area under windy conditions. Counties back to our west are under a wind advisory today.

Currently, most of the area, at 6:45 am are mainly in the upper 60's. If you're sending the kids out to the bus stop, they won't need a jacket.


We'll see storm chances increase for tonight and Wednesday, but then back off for the rest of the week into the Easter weekend. Highs will stay warm...mainly in the mid to upper 70's for most of us.

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 69.0°
Yesterday's high: 76.2°
Yesterday's low: 57.1°
24-hour precip total: 0.00
Last Year: 69.3° and 45.6°

Notice a few changes to my weather blog? I've put the latest post as close to the top as possible. Also, I've put MY WEATHER STATION LIVE on the right. Finally, weather links on the right are much closer to the top than in the past.


    On this day in ..

    • 1881 - 79 day snow blockade ends at Nation City SD.. First train with supplies able to arrive.

    • 1901 - Watertown OH picked up 45 inches of snow between the 15th and 21st to set a state record.

    • 1941 - 95 at Sodus NY.

    • 1971 - El Paso picked 4 inches of snow, their biggest late season snow of record.

    • 1973 - Glenrock NY picked up 41 inches of snow in 24 hours. Storm total was 58 inches. Both were state records.

    • 1976 - 98 degree reading in Providence RI as city sweltered through a particularly strong early season heat wave. Boston hit 90.

    • 1987 - 95 in Ft Smith AR set new record.

    • 1988 - F3 tornado at Madison FL killed 4 people.

    • 1989 - Earliest Tucson AZ has ever hit 100.

    • 1992 - 82 in Pittsburgh, but across the state at Philadelphia, temperature only reached 50 due to a chill wind off the Atlantic.

    • 1996 - The period April 19 to April 21 produced an almost continuous outbreak of 111 tornadoes from Arkansas, through Illinois, and into southern Canada. The downtown of Berea KY was destroyed and Fort Smith AR was also heavily damaged. Almost every one of the 150 homes in Ogden, Illinois were damaged or destroyed by the tornado that struck at 7:00PM on the 19th. Seventeen people were injured, but there were no deaths in the residential area. Urbana and Decatur were also hard hit. The good news was that 105 of the 111 tornadoes and all of the killer tornadoes occurred in areas that had been alerted with tornado watches.

    • THANKS TO BILL MURRAY (not that one, the weather guy) at the Weather Notebook from the Weather Company for this compilation. 

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