We'll run around to near 90° today and into the 90's for Wednesday through Sunday with Friday being our hottest day where we may see temperatures rise into the middle 90's here in Cookeville, TN. We are expecting mainly dry conditions all week long (sorry folks!). Our best chance for rain is on Saturday with an approaching cool front. This sets up a potentially NICE Labor Day forecast for Monday. Right now, my thinking is for lower 80's and sunny skies that day. It is a bit far off to be high in confidence.
VERY, VERY DRY:
August (1.09") has become the driest month is 2011 and the driest in recent memory. Right now, August 2011 will finish as the 5th driest since records have been kept in Cookeville. The 4 driest years were in 1953 with .46, 1925 with .61, 1999 with .67, and 1924 with .88. We recorded just 1.10" back in September 2008 and 1.19" in August 2009 and 1.21" in November 2009.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 57.0°
Yesterday's high: 85.4°
Yesterday's low: 57.6°
Last Year: 85.4° and 67.7°
Normal High: 86°
Normal Low: 62°
Records: 95° in 1945 and 48° in 1986
24-hour precip total: 0.00"
monthly precip total: 1.09"
annual precip total: 48.28"
2.09" of rain fell on this date in 1991
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene:
Some incredible rainfall amounts from Irene. From our friend, Tom Skilling, up in Chicago at WGN. "Among the heavier tallies were 20.40 inches near Virginia Beach, Virginia; 20 inches at Jacksonville, North Carolina, 13.30 inches East Durham, New York; 12.96 inches Plum Point, Maryland; 12.09 inches Ocean City, Maryland; 11.27 inches near Freehold Township, New Jersey; 11.23 inches Mendon, Vermont; 9.10 inches Savoy, Massachusetts; and 8.82 and 8.53 inches at Lafayette and Forks Township, Pennsylvania. Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire was hit with 7.33 inches of rain."