We'll see mostly normal temperatures over the next few days with an increasing chance for storms on Tuesday through Sunday. Some of these storms will produce lightning, which is quite dangerous. Lightning Safety Week is June 19-25th. More on that in a moment.
FACTS ABOUT RECENT HEAT:
- With today's high of 83° expected, we break the long heatwave for June.
- The last time we were under 85° in the afternoon was on May 27th.
- May 27th was also the last time we saw lows in the 50's
- Since May 27th, we have been in the 90's everyday except 4 days, when the highs were 86°, 87°, 89°, and 89°.
- The heatwave and rain haven't mixed too well as we have received just .87"
- Highs have averaged 90.8° through 12 days in June, making this month the hottest June since records have been kept in Cookeville, TN (late 1890's).
LIGHTNING SAFETY WEEK:
As I mentioned above, Lightning Safety Week is coming up June 19-25, 2011. More information about the upcoming special week can be found by going to the National Weather Service's Lightning Safety website.
FUN FACT OF THE DAY:
Rainiest spot in America on Saturday was Ocean City, MD with a measurement of 4.40". All of that occurred in a 3 hour period on Saturday afternoon.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
June 13, 2011 - Monday
Our morning low: 65.2°
Yesterday's high: 87.0°
Yesterday's low: 67.7°
Last Year: 91° and 70°
Normal High: 84°
Normal Low: 60°
Records: 95° in 1943 and 45° in 1995
24-hour precip total: 0.02" (.87" for June thus far)
1.91" of rain fell on this date in 1989
MIDDLE TN WEATHER HISTORY:
On this date, June 13, 1953, the winds gusted to 61 mph at Nashville.
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