Monday, May 23, 2011

Storm Chances Throughout This Week

Missouri officials now report 89 are officially dead in Joplin, MO and they fear the death toll will rise as they continue to search for more bodies. (News article about Joplin here with storm damage photos)

We'll see isolated strong to severe thunderstorms today through at least Thursday. Expect hot weather as highs will be in the middle 80's for most of us. Today's storm chances are 60% and tonight's 50%. There will not be much change in this forecast through Wednesday. On Thursday, we expect a front to pass and this will usher in cooler weather for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

*Hazardous Weather Outlook*

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac 
May 23, 2011
Our morning low: 63.5°
Yesterday's high: 87.1°
Yesterday's low: 63.9°

Last Year: 88.9° and 58.2°
Normal High: 78°
Normal Low: 54°
Records: 93° in 1896 and 37° in 1935

24-hour precip total: 0.15"
Total for May: 3.63"
Total for 2011: 33.76"
2.65" of rain fell on this date in 1918
Middle TN Weather History
May 23rd

1973 - Golf ball sized hail is reported in Williamson County

Weather History around the United States
May 23rd

  • 1814 - Hailtones as large as 11 inches in diameter and 1/2 pound in weight reportedly pounded parts of New Hampshire.

  • 1882 - 4-6 inches of snow blanketed parts of eastern Iowa.

  • 1990 - Idaho cloudburst poured tons of soil and rocks as large as footballs into the town of Culdesac.

  • 1991 - Thunderstorms in Denver area caused golfball-size hail that damaged 5000 homes and 8000 cars. Hail piled up to a depth of 6 inches in Aurora CO.

  • 1992 - International Falls MN picked up late season snow flurries.

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