Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thunderstorms Likely

We'll have another day in which thunderstorms will be likely (especially during the afternoon hours) on Tuesday. Highs will only be in the mid 80's, a 15-degree departure from average highs the first eight days of the month.

*Radar by Wunderground (for Cookeville)*

If you've been outside early this morning, you'll notice a quite tropical-like feel to it with our dewpoints up in the 70's and the temperatures also in the low 70's. A weak cold front is just to our north near the Kentucky border. It will sink slowly into middle TN. This will cause scattered to sometimes numerous thunderstorms in our area over the next several days.

Forecasting models show total rainfall amounts over the next two days in the 2" range with total rainfall by the weekend in the 3" to 6" range with some areas receiving even more. This would put a huge dent in the rainfall deficits.

*Latest Local Forecast*

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
July 10, 2012
Yesterday's high: 92.0° 
This morning's low: 72.3°
Normal: 87/65
Records: 97° in 1980 and 53° in 1961
Last year: 92/70

0.00 at my station
July total: 0.33
2012 total: 22.27" - (about 12" behind for 2012)
2.19" of rain fell on this date in 1960

The first 8 days of July had an average high of  99.8°

Pikeville, TN (Bledsoe County) recorded 2.41" of rain during the last 24 hours ending at 7 o'clock eastern daylight time this morning.

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