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TENNESSEE WEATHER SUMMARY FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 1 2016


AN ACTIVE WEEK OF WEATHER DUE TO SEVERAL STORM SYSTEMS AND THEIR
ASSOCIATED FRONTS LED TO A GENERALLY WETTER THAN NORMAL WEEK FOR THE
GREAT STATE OF TENNESSEE. MONDAY WAS THE DRIEST DAY OF THE WEEK AS
HIGH PRESSURE REINED WITH SATURDAY THE WETTEST OVERALL. THE PLATEAU
REGION WAS THE WETTEST OVERALL WITH THE MIDDLE REGION BEING THE
DRIEST.

IN ADDITION TO BEING A WET WEEK...IT WAS ALSO A WARM ONE WITH
TEMPERATURES IN ALL REGIONS OF THE STATE ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE LAST
WEEK OF APRIL. TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 5 TO 7 DEGREES WARMER THAN
NORMAL STATEWIDE. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE WEEK WAS 86 DEGREES
WHICH WAS RECORDED BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AT CHATTANOOGA. THE
COOLEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED FOR THE WEEK WAS AT BRISTOL WITH 51
DEGREES ON FRIDAY MORNING.

PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AVERAGED BETWEEN 0.01 AND 0.62 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL FOR ALL REGIONS EXCEPT MIDDLE TENNESSEE...WHICH AVERAGED 0.39
INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL. MEMPHIS HAD THE WETTEST WEEK WITH 2.19
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED WHILE CHATTANOOGA ONLY RECORDED
0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION AND WAS THEREFORE THE DRIEST.
ULTIMATELY IT WAS BRISTOL THAT HAD THE GREATEST PRECIPITATION
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL WITH 1.05 INCHES ABOVE.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS OF MAY SUGGEST DRIER THAN
NORMAL CONDITIONS FOR ALL REGIONS EXCEPT WEST TENNESSEE WHICH IS
HIGHLIGHTED AT NEAR NORMAL...WHILE THE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK SUGGESTS
NEAR NORMAL CONDITIONS FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.

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