Posted by: martysweather | September 19, 2009

9/19/2009 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

The deluge continues as we awake to falling rain yet again. The gauge indicates we picked up .75″ over night and a total of .84 for the last 24 hours. That’s not a lot in and of itself, but the ground is saturated and the Creeks and Streams are full. A good heavy rain shower will quickly produce flooding and guess what, the NWS has determined that our Low Pressure system responsible for this has finally started to move. The possible bad news is it’s coming thru Tennessee as it heads North. The next 24 to 36 hours we are under a Flood Watch. If you live in or have interest in any Flood prone area you need to make preparations. Also remember as some folks in nearby Christiana, Tennessee learned Thursday, new construction and man made changes in the Contour of the land can make previous safe areas more prone to flash flooding if the rain can’t drain away quickly enough. Temperature wise look for a 80 High 68 Low day on Saturday and Sunday. The Rain chances are being listed as 80% on Saturday and 70% on Sunday but I think 100% of us can expect more Rain. Maybe even a couple of Inches more. We are poised for a possible worst case scenario here in Bedford County so we all need to pray we can avoid another 4 inch in 2 hours downpour like the Northern part of the county had on Thursday. I guess the Storm Flume in Shelbyville that was repaired during the Summer is getting a real time test. Here is a copy of the watch being sent from the National Weather Service.

FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN900 AM CDT SAT SEP 19 2009…ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS EXCEPT FOR EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE PLATEAU THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING….A LOW PRESSURE AREA OVER THE GULF COAST WILL MOVE NORTHWARD OVERTHE WEEKEND AND PASS THROUGH WEST TENNESSEE. THIS WILL LIKELY CONCENTRATE RAINFALL OVER A LARGE PORTION OF THE MID STATE THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. GIVEN THE SATURATED GROUND…ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.TNZ008>010-028>032-062>064-075-077-192200-/O.EXA.KOHX.K4GJV.FA.A.0007.000000T0000Z-090921T0000Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/SUMNER-MACON-CLAY-WILSON-TROUSDALE-SMITH-JACKSON-PUTNAM-RUTHERFORD-CANNON-DEKALB-BEDFORD-COFFEE-900 AM CDT SAT SEP 19 2009…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS EXPANDED THE* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE… INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…BEDFORD…CANNON…CLAY… COFFEE…DEKALB…JACKSON…MACON…PUTNAM…RUTHERFORD… SMITH…SUMNER…TROUSDALE AND WILSON.* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING* SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE MID STATE THROUGH SUNDAY WITH THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED OVER THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE MID STATE. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. GIVEN THE SATURATED GROUNDS ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

It looks like a rough weekend so be careful. The puppy dog trail is impassible so the guys are not happy. Here are the facts.

We reported .84″ of Rain for the last 24 hours.
Temperature at 7 AM is 68 degrees. Looking for 80 High and 68 Lows this weekend.

Barometer is 30.12″ and Falling as Lower pressure is approaching with more Rain in tow.

Humidity is 100% and will remain so all weekend.

Wind is Calm and will not be much of a factor this weekend. What wind we have will be Easterly.

Sky is Overcast.

The Summary, Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 80. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 80. South southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Summer is ending on a very wet note. It has been the wettest Summer I can remember. What a year of weather this has been, and it’s not over yet. If you can get there I’m looking for you in Church on Sunday. My Church is on a Hill.

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