SUNNY AND HOT:
Who is ready for some Autumn along with cool, clear nights and cool, sunny days? I know I am! Unfortunately, it isn't going to happen just yet! You can pretty much take yesterday's forecast and repeat it each day through Sunday with the only difference being that on Sunday, we'll toss in a slight (20%) chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90's and lows around 70° each morning. Winds will be mainly calm through the forecast period.
DID YOU KNOW?:
- Yesterday (August 30th) was the first day since May 3rd that we had no severe weather across the United States. Interesting! (This according to Cory Mottice at Accu-Weather and the website Weather Nation Headlines)
- Additionally, Philadelphia has had quite the summer with July 2011 being their hottest on record and now August is their wettest on record. That was set BEFORE Hurricane Irene roared through the so-called 'City of Brotherly Love'. They stood at 13.61" and received nearly 5" during the hurricane to finish August at 18.41"
HURRICANE IRENE AFTERMATH:
(picture above from Buzzfeed)
- At least 41 deaths across 11 states blamed on Irene so far. (updated 8/30 2:55pm)
- A total of 2.85 million customers still are without power (updated 8/30 2:55pm)
- In New Jersey, search and rescue teams have plucked nearly 600 people fromhomes in recent days with the most intense efforts on Tuesdaywhen the Passaic River measured 13 feet (4 metres) above floodstage (we have youtube video of this)
- More than a dozen towns in New York and Upstate New York are cut off because roads and bridges are washed out
- 400 hundred people are stranded at Killington Ski Resort in Vermont
- Vermont began mobilizing National Guard helicopters to airlift food, water and supplies Tuesday to these small towns - (We have video of bridge repair in vermont)
- It was the worst flooding to strike Vermont in 83 years.
- Most of the state's major rivers crested Monday and the water began to recede, but the damage was already widespread, state officials said.
- Mercer and Middlesex Counties in the central part of New Jersey also hard hit with some streets under several feet of water.
- The nation’s planes, trains and buses had their first full day of near-normal service since Thursday, as most passengers stranded by Hurricane Irene slowly made their way home.
- Amtrak resumed service between New York and Boston Tuesday. Trains are still cancelled between Philadelphia and New York because of flooding. Amtrak also cancelled trains from the Northeast to cities like Miami and New Orleans.
- (courtesy: WNH)
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 71.9°
Yesterday's high: 92.4°
Yesterday's low: 57.0°
Last Year: 84° and 62°
Normal High: 86°
Normal Low: 62°
Records: 98° in 1943 and 43° in 1946
24-hour precip total: 0.00"
August monthly precip total: 1.09"
2011 annual precip total: 48.28"
3.09" of rain fell on this date in 1982
Preliminary August 2011 Stats
BELOW Normal Rainfall