First of all, I just want to say that at least it’s not raining anymore. But, why do clouds love this plateau so much? I guess we’re just a hard place to leave. Notice how the clouds just hug Cumberland County in our satellite image below. Everyone north and west of us is mostly sunny right now.
The NWS Nashville released some interesting info a while ago. This has now been the wettest September on record for Crossville. A whopping 10.59 inches of rain was recorded at the airport (some of us had more than that). The previous September record was 9.0 inches in 1989.
Historically, tornadoes are least likely in our region in the month of September. However, we had two tornadoes this week. One struck Cannon County on Monday and the other hit Fentress County on Tuesday. Both tornadoes were weak and short-lived but they both did some damage. Neither Cannon or Fentress County had EVER had a tornado in the month of September before this week. Interestingly, only nine tornadoes had ever been recorded in the month of September in ALL of Middle Tennessee prior to this week.
It’s been an interesting fall, for sure! Aren’t you anxious to see how interesting the rest of this fall and winter will be? 🙂