Wrapping up the Hottest Month in Nashville History

Finally, after much prayer and anticipation, we received a little bit of relief in the area of rain yesterday!  Praise God for His mercy and kindness to us.  Not only did we have rain, you could actually work outside most of the day today with the high temperature only in the low 90s.
Prior to the rain and after investing in a new gas powered 150 gallons a minute water pump we hauled 250 gallons to our holding tank from the creek down the street.  This raised the level in the tank a full 3-4 inches.  After the new rain fall we filled up within 4 inches of the top overnight!  Just to put it in perspective the tank has a depth of about 4 feet.  So man and his pumping and hauling added four inches and God in his mini spigot over the farm added about 3 feet!  It is amazing what a very little bit of rain will do in the middle of a drought.  We are thankful and happy to be able to do laundry and dishes again.  Not a good drinking solution yet with the low running spring and the creek water, but running usable water is better than no water at all.
Least, some think that we are just wimpy complainers and don’t know how to handle the heat, I thought I’d post this weather announcement that was published today.  I got one thing out of it as I read it; it was hot in 1952.  So much for global warming…
AFTER GOING 34 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH 90 DEGREES AND ABOVE…NASHVILLE ENDED ITS STREAK YESTERDAY…WHEN THE TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 88 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR NASHVILLE WAS 31 CONSECUTIVE DAYS BACK IN JUNE…OF 1952…AND TIED IN JUNE…OF 1954.
NASHVILLE ENDED A STREAK OF 24 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 95 DEGREES AND ABOVE…ON AUGUST 25TH. THIS SHATTERED THE OLD RECORD WAS OF 19 DAYS…SET BACK IN JUNE 1952.
TO PUT THE RECENT HEAT WAVE IN PERSPECTIVE…THE 15 DAYS OF 100 DEGREES AND ABOVE IN NASHVILLE…IS MORE THAN TWICE WHAT OCCURRED IN THE PREVIOUS 15 YEARS. FROM 1991 TO 2006… NASHVILLE ONLY HAD 6 DAYS OF 100 DEGREES AND ABOVE.
NASHVILLE SET FIVE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST…AND EITHER TIED OR BROKE… EIGHT…HIGHEST DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS.
ON AUGUST 16TH…NASHVILLE HIT 106 DEGREES…SETTING A NEW ALL TIME RECORD HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST… BREAKING A RECORD SET BACK IN AUGUST 1930 AT 105 DEGREES. THE 106 DEGREES WAS ALSO…THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE IN NASHVILLE IN THE LAST 55 YEARS…ONLY SURPASSED BY THE ALL TIME RECORD HEAT OF 107 DEGREES BACK ON JULY 27TH AND 28TH 1952.
ON AUGUST 10TH…A NEW RECORD…FOR THE HIGHEST DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST… WAS SET AT 82 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 81 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1930.
THERE HAS BEEN 15 DAYS OF 100 DEGREES OR ABOVE IN NASHVILLE THIS AUGUST. THIS IS MORE THAN TWICE AS MANY DAYS AS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 7 DAYS SET BACK IN 1954. IT IS ALSO THE MOST EVER RECORDED IN ANY MONTH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 11 DAYS BACK IN JUNE 1952. AS FOR THE SUMMER…BACK IN 1954…NASHVILLE HAD 20 DAYS OF TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES…AND IN 1952…WE HAD 19.
NASHVILLE ENDED A STRING OF SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT ON AUGUST 19TH. THIS STRING IS ONLY EXCEEDED BY THE EIGHT CONSECUTIVE DAYS BACK IN JUNE 1952.
CURRENTLY…AUGUST 2007 IS AVERAGING 9.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL IN NASHVILLE. THIS IS 4.0 DEGREES HOTTER THAN THE HOTTEST AUGUST ON RECORD…WHICH WAS IN 1995. AUGUST 2007 COULD ALSO END UP BEING THE HOTTEST…OF ANY MONTH SINCE RECORD KEEPING BEGAN IN NASHVILLE… NEARLY 137 YEARS AGO. THE HOTTEST MONTH ON RECORD IS JUNE 1952.
THE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE IN NASHVILLE THIS MONTH IS AVERAGING 99.1 DEGREES THROUGH AUGUST 29TH. THIS IS MORE THAN 11 DEGREES ABOVE THE 30 YEAR AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.
NASHVILLE IS ON TRACK FOR ONE OF THE HOTTEST JUNE THROUGH AUGUST ON RECORD. SO FAR…JUNE THROUGH AUGUST OF THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THE HOTTEST SINCE 1952.
RAINFALL AT THE NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT…HAS TOTALED 1.38 INCHES SO FAR THIS MONTH. NORMAL RAINFALL FOR AUGUST IS 3.28 INCHES. NASHVILLE…IS ON TRACK TO HAVE ONE OF THE DRIEST AUGUSTS ON RECORD. THE DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD…WAS BACK IN 1929 WHEN ONLY 0.51 INCHES FELL. OTHER DRY AUGUSTS INCLUDE…1936…1968 AND 1987.
SINCE THE FIRST OF JUNE…NASHVILLE HAS RECORDED ONLY 5.22 INCHES OF RAINFALL. THIS IS 5.68 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE DRIEST JUNE THROUGH AUGUST ON RECORD…WAS IN 1954…WHEN ONLY 4.74 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. OTHER YEARS WITH A DRY JUNE THROUGH AUGUST INCLUDE… 1925…1948 AND 1943. RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1ST HAS TOTALED 18.69 INCHES…WHICH IS 13.74 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE CURRENTLY IS CLASSIFIED AS HAVING EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

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