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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
1003 AM CDT THU JUN 4 2015

...NASHVILLE HAD ITS DRIEST START TO ANY MAY ON RECORD...

NORMALLY MAY IS THE WETTEST MONTH IN NASHVILLE...BUT NOT MAY 2015
WHEN MEASURABLE RAIN DIDN`T FALL THE FIRST OF HALF OF THE MONTH.
THIS WAS THE DRIEST START TO ANY MAY ON RECORD...AND WEATHER
RECORDS FOR MAY IN NASHVILLE DATE BACK 145 YEARS. IN FACT...MEASURABLE
RAIN DIDN`T FALL IN NASHVILLE FROM APRIL 26TH THROUGH MAY 14TH...A
TOTAL OF 19 DAYS WITHOUT MORE THAN A TRACE OF RAIN. THE RAINS DID
RETURN THE LATTER PART OF THE MONTH. THE TOTAL RAINFALL FOR MAY
WAS 3.56 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.94 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST
RAINFALL DURING A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 0.72 INCHES ON THE 26TH AND
27TH. THERE WERE NO CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL RECORDS SET.

THE TEMPERATURE IN NASHVILLE AVERAGED 70.9 DEGREES IN MAY WHICH
IS 3.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 82.4 DEGREES AND
THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 59.3 DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 92
DEGREES ON THE 10TH AND THE COOLEST WAS 44 DEGREES ON THE 1ST AND
22ND. 90 DEGREES ON THE 8TH TIED THE RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE SET
IN 1952. 92 DEGREES ON THE 10TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD FOR THE DATE OF
91 DEGREES SET WAY BACK IN 1896.

THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 5.9 MILES AN HOUR. THE FASTEST GUST WAS
36 MILES AN HOUR FROM THE SOUTH ON THE 17TH.

FOG OCCURRED ON 13 DAYS...WITH 1 DAY OF DENSE FOG.



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