Age: 18, b-day is 8/27. Graduate of MLK High in Nashville, TN. Attends MU in PA. Loves football, soccer, Frisbee, Scouts, Science Olympiad.
By: Astrometeor , 9:15 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
So, sorry for the late update, but the heavy and early July rains continued to August, amazingly enough. We received a storm total of 5.9 inches of rain the first week of July, which prompted Goodlettsville, TN (where I live), to cancel it's 4th of July celebration. Nashville went on with the show, just that nobody watched it, since it was well, raining. Goodlettsville had a make-up show on August 10. I wasn't able to attend unfortunately, due to a youth meeting that night at my church.
July 4 also set a record. July 4 had the coldest high temperature ever recorded for Nashville, sitting at a pleasantry 67 degrees F. And the impressive thing is, that was after last year's record high for the date. The two years average out, I suppose, so we're all good here.
Everything was soaked for days here at the house, water table has been extremely high, if we got one good heavy rain of 3-5 inches real quick, we would easily be able to see flash flooding here. Thankfully that hasn't happened.
^The above paragraph was typed up late July. Unfortunately, we would have a flash flood event in early August, 6-8 inches of rain fell, damaging two churches and dozens of homes, incurring several millions of dollars in damages.
Madison Flood 2013
This July has turned out to be one of the wettest July(s) ever for Nashville. The near 6 inch total in that first week allowed us to march up to a month total (at least for my location) of 9.81 inches of rainfall. Really impressive. Our average rain for the month is usually around 4 inches.
August was also an impressive rainy month. Storm total of rain for me at my location was: 6.63 inches of rain.
Compare all that with the NWS records from the Nashville International Airport:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
349 AM CDT TUE SEP 3 2013
...METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER 2013 IN NASHVILLE WAS NEAR NORMAL IN
TEMPERATURE AND ABOVE NORMAL IN RAINFALL...
THE TEMPERATURE IN NASHVILLE AVERAGED 77.6 DEGREES DURING THE
SUMMER OF 2013 WHICH IS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. JUNE WAS 1.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WHILE JULY WAS 1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND
AUGUST AT 0.8 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE THIS
SUMMER WAS 97 DEGREES ON JULY 17TH. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE DURING
THE SUMMER WAS 56 DEGREES ON JUNE 4TH. THIS WAS THE COOLEST SUMMER
IN NASHVILLE SINCE 2009. THE HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE
WAS IN 1952. THE COOLEST SUMMER WAS IN 1910.
RAINFALL TOTALED 13.07 INCHES WHICH IS 2.12 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
JUNE`S RAINFALL TOTALED 4.48 INCHES WHICH IS 0.34 INCH ABOVE
NORMAL. JULY WAS THE 4TH WETTEST ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE WITH A
TOTAL OF 6.60 INCHES WHICH IS 2.96 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. AUGUST
RAINFALL TOTALED 1.99 INCHES WHICH IS 1.18 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE WAS IN 1928 WHEN 19.88
INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE DRIEST SUMMER WAS IN 1954 WHEN ONLY 4.74
INCHES OF RAIN FELL.
Sorry again for the late posting, I was busy with an online summer course for school, and summer reading again for school and have just now been able to find some time to catch up on my old posts.
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