This is a new blog segment we will be posting every Sunday highlighting the local almanac data including normals, records and rainfall data. We will also highlight any interesting weather that happened for the week prior.
It has been a cool, fall-like week across the Tennessee Valley. Many locations picked up their first frost and freeze this past week. That cool trend continued for Sunday with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. The almanac data for the Shoals and Lawrenceburg shows afternoon highs near normal, in the mid to upper 60s. The morning lows were in the lower to middle 30s, which was about 10 degrees below normal. We are nowhere near the records for today, which are in the mid 20s and mid 80s. The biggest change is the sunrise and sunset times for today. The sun now rises around 6:15am and the sunset is now before 5pm!
After a very wet year, we are finally starting to dry out! The rainfall totals for the past week have been very light, less than a tenth of an inch across the valley.
The rainfall for the past 30 days is near normal, with most locations picking up between 2 and 4 inches of rain. This is a far cry from the 10+ inch totals we saw a few months back!
Now we take a look at the monthly and yearly rainfall totals. For November, we are about 0.8" below normal. In 2021, we have recorded over 56 inches of rain at the official reporting station, which is nearly 11 inches above normal! Only time will tell how we end the year, but it looks to remain above normal for now.
We will have another week in review next Sunday! I hope you have a great week!