Wet, Wetter, Wettest

Summer Of 2013 Unusually Cool, Damp, NWS Reports

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - by Judy Frank
Less than eight months into 2013, the Chattanooga area already has received just a smidgen less rainfall than it typically gets in an entire year, according to the National Weather Service.
 
That makes this third highest year for precipitation through Aug. 26 in close to 100 years, NWS data indicates.
 
Further, statistics show that temperatures have been unusually cool. So far this year, Chattanooga has had only 18 days at or above 90 degrees, tying it for the 17th least amount of days when the mercury reached 90 degrees or above.
 
 
“Chattanooga rainfall so far this year was 54.16 inches,” meteorologist Anthony Cavalucci of the NWS in Morristown noted. “Compared to other years, this was third. (The year) 1920 had 56.02 inches and in 1994 there was 57.99 inches through 8/26.
 
“Annual average (through 8/26) is 52.48,” he added.
 
And if history is any indication, there’s a good chance the coming winter will also be unusually wet, according to the meteorologist.
 
Average winter precipitation here is 14.65 inches of precipitation, Mr. Cavalucci said, with 3.9 inches of that falling as snow.
 
But the winter of 1994-95, coming on the heels of the wettest year on record, brought 15.66 inches of precipitation – and during December-February 1920-21
Chattanooga received 19.91 inches, with more than 11 inches of that falling as snow.
 
Still, Chattanoogans have gotten off easy, NWS data show, compared to some Southeast Tennessee/North Georgia communities.
 
Monteagle, with 60.05 inches – six inches more than fell at the airport in Chattanooga – has been hit the hardest. Lafayette comes in a close second with 59.96 inches, NWS tallies indicate.
 
Other communities, however, have had a much drier year.
 
In Pikeville, for example, rainfall so far this year totaled just 27.57 inches.
 

And in Jasper – just a few miles away from Whitwell, which has been pounded by more than 57 inches of rainfall – the NWS data shows precipitation this year has totaled just 32.63 inches.

2013

Most Inches of Rainfall

60.05 – MONTEAGLE

59.96 – LAFAYETTE (5 MILES SW)

58.84 – SPRING CITY

58.43 – DAYTON (2 MILES SE)

57.62 – WHITWELL (8.4 MILES S)

57.10 – CLEVELAND FLTR PLT             

56.86– WHITWELL (SEQUATCHIE VLY)

56.36 – CHICKAMAUGA PK LARC

54.16 – CHATTANOOGA (LOVELL FIELD)

54.11 – DECATUR (7 MILES NE)

2013

Fewest Inches of Rainfall

27.57 – PIKEVILLE (8.9 MILES N)

32.63 – JASPER (1.7 MILES N)

33.42 – ETOWAH (0.7 MILES NNW)

36.36 – CLEVELAND (4.6 MILES S)

37.04 – DAYTON 1.0 SSE

37.42 – RINGGOLD (2.8 MILES SW)

38.27 – CHATTANOOGA (9.4 MILES ESE)

40.61 – DUNLAP 4.8 NNE 

41.95 – TRENTON (5.8 MILES S)

42.78 – LAFAYETTE (2.9 MILES NE)



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANGEL, ASHLEY RENEE 52 HIDDEN HOLLOW CIRCLE CROSSVILLE, 38571 30 Hamilton County DRIVING ON REVOKED, SUSPENDED OR CANCELLED LICENSE BANDY, DARRIUS LAMAR 1620 34 STREET ENSLEY BIRMINGHAM, 35208 29 Collegedale Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) BELLAH, GREGG SHANNON 3303 NICKAJACK ... (click for more)

Ringgold Boy, 4, Drowns In Motel Pool At Knoxville

A four-year-old Ringgold, Ga., boy died in a motel pool in Knoxville on Sunday afternoon. He was identified as Anderson Cooper Goldsmith. The incident happened at the Quality Inn on Cedar Bluff Road. Police said several families were in the pool when a man felt something bump against his leg. He found that it was a small child. The boy was pulled from the pool, but ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Look At My April Garden

On this April Fool’s Day, as I take my monthly stroll through my virtual garden, there are gorgeous flowers and there are weeds, which appear to be trying harder than the flowers. So let’s see what we find before searching for “The Prize Egg” on Sunday. A FLOWER to the New York cab driver who told a young writer, “Always remember that everyone you meet knows something that you ... (click for more)

'Canes Edge Mustangs On Cox's Game-Winner In 7th

  Maybe it was just East Hamilton’s turn to win a tight game. After dropping 5-4 and 2-1 decisions to District 5-AAA rivals Bradley Central and McMinn County, respectively, the Hurricanes weren’t about to lose their third straight one-run decision in league play on Tuesday. So, Kyle Cox and Matt Milita, two of the team’s five seniors, decided to do something about ... (click for more)

Central Scores Early, Hangs On To Beat Red Bank, 7-6

Central baseball coach Glen Carter could finally breathe a sigh of relief. His Purple Pounders had bolted to a 7-0 lead in the first three innings of Monday's 6-AA skirmish with the Red Bank Lions and things were looking pretty good for those guys in purple. But it all came down to Red Bank's final at-bat.  The Lions sent eight hitters to the plate and scored ... (click for more)