QUITE A CHANGE:
Big rains from what was left of Tropical Storm Lee have dumped incredible amounts across Tennessee. Some locations in the eastern part of the state have seen more than 12". Here in Cookeville, I measured 5.35" with my CoCoRaHS 4" manual gauge since the rain began.
Expect showers today with a NNE wind from around 10 to 15 mph. There will be higher gusts this morning. Today's high temperature will be around 64°...what a huge change from the 90's last week! Tonight, scattered showers and we being to dry out, low 57°.
Rest of week forecast, shows a slight chance for showers each days with highs from the middle 60's to middle 70's by week's end.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
Our morning low: 57.6°
Yesterday's high: 68.6°
Yesterday's low: 59.0°
Last Year: 90° and 52°
Normal High: 85°
Normal Low: 60°
Records: 104° in 1925 and 41° in 1924
24-hour precip total: 4.00"
(from Davis Vantage Vue - midnight to midnight)
September monthly precip total: 5.35"
2011 annual precip total: 53.63"
.97" of rain fell on this date in 1968
Wettest Spot in Tennessee:
12.22" in Bradley County (Cleveland), TN
Wettest Spot in America: same!