Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rainfall Causes Some Issues

Weather observers in the Cookeville area say more than nine inches of rain has fallen so far in the month of July. Michael Detwiler, who runs the website says that normally, we average 4.73 inches of precipitation during this month. But he says many local reporting stations have had almost that much rain in just the past few days. One reporting station in Cookeville had 2.49 inches of precipitation recorded for Tuesday. Most others had in excess of two inches. For the year, we stand at about 42 inches of precipitation. Detwiler says typically by the end of July, we've recorded 33.96 inches, so we're already eight inches ahead of normal. Police say the precipitation caused some street flooding Tuesday afternoon, but no serious injuries.