Monday, June 6, 2011

Hot Weather Run Continues

There is no let up in the heat across middle Tennessee over the next 7 days! More on that forecast in a moment. Although we did enjoy some rain (about .37"-.40" depending on who you ask), it was still hot on Sunday with a high of 92.1° (heat index reached 102°). Sunday's rains were the first since May 25th. We had a wind gust of 32 mph while other places near us saw 50-60 mph gusts. Many trees limbs were felled by the storm. In my backyard, we lost a 35 foot Bradford Pear tree. A photograph is in an earlier post.

Here is the list of preliminary storm reports from Sunday, June 5, 2011

Expect a high of 90° for your Monday with even hotter temps for Tuesday and Wednesday.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Monday, June 6th, 2011
Our morning low: 68.3° (quite a bit of fog early)
Yesterday's high: 92.1°
Yesterday's low: 66.7°

Last Year: 82.0° and 60.5°
Normal High: 82°
Normal Low: 58°
Records: 96° in 1936 and 45° in 1993

24-hour precip total: 0.37"
2.00" of rain fell on this date in 1981

June 6th
A thunderstorm over Palmyra (Montgomery County) produces golfball size hail and wind damage.

June 6th (courtesy: Bill Murray-Weather Notebook)

  • 1816 - 92 at Salem MA. But the temperature would plunge to 49 degrees 24 hours later. This would mark the beginning of the "Year without a summer."

  • 1869 - Snail shells fall from the sky at Chester, Pennsylvania during a rain shower.

  • 1894 - Half of the business district of Portland OR destroyed by a major flood on the Williamette River.

  • 1916 - Tornado outbreak in Arkansas and Mississippi; 83 of 125 killed at Warren, Arkansas.

  • 1925 - Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, PA both reached 100 degrees -- earliest on record.

  • 1937 - Dome Lake in the Bighorn Mountains, MT, buried under 32 inches of snow.

  • 1966 - Hurricane Alma made landfall over the eastern Florida panhandle becoming the earliest hurricane to make landfall on the US Mainland.

  • 1975 - Rare anticyclonic tornado observed near Alva OK.

  • 1977 - Severe thunderstorms strike the Norfolk VA area. A 42-foot fishing boat capsized near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. 13 of the 27 person aboard were drowned.

  • 1984 - An unseasonable storm buried portions of the Colorado Rockies between the 5th and the 8th with as much as 2 feet of snow (18 inches in 24 hours ending on the 7th at Climax; their storm total was 22.3 inches). June storm records set included 3 inches at Eagle, 15.5 inches at Aspen, and 16 inches at Breckenridge.

  • 1990 - F3 tornado destroys 80 percent of the central business district of Limon CO. 228 homes and trailers were destroyed or damaged. 90 percent of the homes in Limon sustained damage from hail that measured 2.5 inches in diameter.

  • 1992 - 6-8 inches of rain in areas of West Virginia resulted in mudslides.

  • 1997 - Record low maximum temperatures for the date included 65 in Charleston SC where over 7 inches of rain fell in day-long thunderstorms. The high in Raleigh NC was only 59, tying the record all-time coldest June maximum temperature for that location. Atlanta GA tied their record low for the date with 53 degrees and Tulsa OK broke the record for the date with a cold morning low of 53 degrees.

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