Friday, July 29, 2011

Thunderstorm Chances Increase

We keep the hot weather but see an increasing chance for thunderstorms around the Cookeville area for today and Saturday. Speaking of rain, we saw a late afternoon/early evening shower on Thursday as the door to the southerly flow has opened and taken over our weather. This door will stay open through at least Sunday. We won't have a complete 'wash-out' each day, but chances are best for rain during the afternoon hours and storms will be scattered.

I took today's photo earlier this week while walking with my wife and kids in our neighborhood. The cloud had a real 'UFO' look about it. It also had the appearance of a satellite view of a hurricane!

We will return to a dry/hot pattern with temperatures rising back into the middle 90's and some areas going even hotter. I've been asked a lot lately about when will the weather turn nice again. My standard answer is 'OCTOBER'...have a great day!

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 72.5°
Yesterday's high: 95.7°
Yesterday's low: 70.5°
Last Year: 91.6° and 72.2°
Normal High: 88°
Normal Low: 65°
Records: 104° in 1930 and 52° in 1925

Rainfall Report
24-hour precip total: .01"
*First measurable rainfall in a week!
*Areas around downtown Cookeville saw up to 1/2" yesterday
July monthly precip total: 3.21"
2011 annual precip total: 46.65"
2.30" of rain fell on this date in 1967
Wettest Spot in Tennessee:
Wettest Spot in America:

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