Saturday, July 7, 2012

Another Hot Day But Relief On The Way


We are already at 87° at 8:30 am in Cookeville, TN. We'll top 100° yet again in Cookeville this afternoon with only a slight chance at a thunderstorm. The record high is 98° from 1930. We'll have an excellent chance to set our 7th record high temperature this summer. We're under a HEAT ADVISORY as heat index readings could near 110°.

Storms rumbled back to our west and southwest yesterday in the later afternoon hours. The high on Friday was 100° breaking the old record of 98° from 1936.

Storm chances increase Sunday and we'll see a bigger increase in coverage and rainfall amounts for Monday night and Tuesday. Some locations will see nearly 2" of rain and we'll cool off by around 15° during the daytime hours.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
July 6, 2012
Yesterday's high: 100.1° (another record high broken from 1936)
*The 6th record high this summer*
This morning's low: 70.8°
Normal: 87/65
Records: 98° in 1930 and 54° in 1984
Last year: 89/68

0.00 at my station 
July total: 0.00
2012 total: 21.94" - (about 10" behind for 2012)
4.30" of rain fell on this date in 1979

So far in July, highs have averaged 99.0°

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