Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Incredible Heat Ahead

We're poised to be back in the 90's today across the Upper Cumberland region after a one day reprieve. Yesterday's high was just 84° breaking an 8-day streak of 90°+ highs. This morning's low was a very comfy 54.9° at 5:42 am.


*Special Weather Statement*

With highs returning to around 90° today it will be the most comfortable day as extreme heat will build across the area beginning on Thursday. I expect our highs to be just under 100° on Thursday, but TOP 100° on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Monday and Tuesday should be shade under the 100° mark. 


We'll push records later this week.

Cookeville high temperature records for those days are:
Thursday - 102 in 1936
Friday - 99 in 1936
Saturday - 95 in 1933

I cannot emphasize heat safety enough. Please consult my post on Tuesday evening concerning heat safety tips as well as the Heat: A Major Killer page from the NWS.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Weather News Story of the Day:
The large, out-of-control fire is our story of the day from Colorado Springs. More than 32,000 people have been evacuated as the fire roared toward the gorgeous mountain town that is the home to the Air Force Academy and Dr. James Dobson's organization among others. Pictures from Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs

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Anonymous said...

How is a wildfire weather news?

Michael said...

Go onto or to get the latest info on fire situation in Colorado.


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