Another hot weekend for Middle Tennessee. Already seeing heat index readings in the middle 90's this morning and the heat doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. I do expect to see an increased chance of storms for Sunday with some possibly damaging storms as well. The week ahead is definitely going to be HOT under mostly sunny skies.
As hot as it has seemed, we are only .7° (that is just over 1/2 a degree) higher than normal for the first 22 days of July and just over 1/2 a degree lower than July 2010. Typically, we average 87.6° during that period. The all-time record (for the first 22 days in July) is 95.0° set in 1980.
We are slightly behind for the month in rainfall, but one good shower will catch us up for the month while 2011 is far ahead of normal with 46.64" recorded thus far and the typical year sees just over 34" through July.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Our morning low: 71.8°
Yesterday's high: 93.5°
Yesterday's low: 70.2°
Last Year: 95.6° and 71.8°
Normal High: 88°
Normal Low: 66°
Records: 99° in 1983 and 54° in 2007
24-hour precip total: 0.00"
July's monthly precip total: 3.20"
2011 annual precip total: 46.64"
1.68" of rain fell on this date in
Yesterday's Wettest Spot in Tennessee: 3.21" in Kingsport, TN (Sullivan County)
Yesterday's Wettest Spot in America: 7.25" in Arlington Heights, IL. (Cook County) - a Chicago suburb