Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Morning Fog Gives Way To Sunshine

Becoming mostly sunny today (after morning fog lifts - see webcam shot below) across the area with highs in the mid 80's. A northwest wind around 5 mph this afternoon. Overnight, a cool and comfortable evening with lows right around 60° and again areas away from the city of Cookeville will be cooler.

On Thursday, it'll be a mostly sunny day with highs in the upper 80's as the wind turns more southerly. We'll see shower chances develop on Thursday night along with cloudy skies. A low in the upper 60's. Showers and thunderstorms are likely on Friday with a high in the lower 80's. Chance of rain is 60%. The rain and thunderstorm chances hang on Friday night.

The weekend forecast is for a slight shower chance on Saturday morning and then becoming a mostly sunny day with highs near 80°. Mostly sunny on Sunday with highs in the low 80's. Lows this weekend will be in the upper 50's.

*Latest Local Forecast*

The above graphic shows the shortfall or deficit in rainfall for 2012. As you can see, we're still down by a significant amount. Thankfully, however, we have had some good rainfall (almost 9") in the last 30 days to cut into the shortage. 

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
August 15, 2012
Yesterday's high: 82.3° 
This morning's low: 65.1°
Normal: 87/64
Records: 102° in 2007 and 50° in 2004
Last year: 78/56

0.00" at my station on Monday
August total: 5.05"
2012 total: 31.35"
3.57" of rain fell on this date in 1964

So far, high temps for August have been running a couple of degrees BELOW normal. Precipitation is significantly ahead of normal. All in all, August is a cooler, wetter month. Something we've not seen in quite a while. 

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