Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wide Variations in Rainfall Reported

At least some parts of the Cookeville area saw periods of rain on almost every day of the long holiday weekend, but it didn't really affect outdoor plans because local weather observers had somewhat different precipitation totals, depending on their individual locations. Reporting sites near Baxter and Monterey recorded about two-tenths of an inch of rain on Monday morning, while those in the immediate Cookeville area had less than that. Meanwhile, two days before that, a shower northeast of town produced 14-hundredths of an inch of rain, while a station northwest of Cookeville had barely one one-hundredth. The weather service says the possibility of pop-up rainstorms will stay in the forecast for most of the week, but no single day will be a total washout.