Monday, June 30, 2008

TN History Part 2: Hurricane Ivan's Rainfall Totals

This first map for TN history part 2, is the unusual track of Hurricane Ivan. You can see that the track of the hurricane, made its way up the Appalachian coast while still holding a tropical depression status before exiting into the Atlantic and then affecting Florida and then Texas.

This map is of the rainfall totals that us here in Mid. TN saw from Ivan. Since the map is rather small, I'll post these areas and what rainfall total they got.

Western Mid. TN: 1/2" to 1"

Mid. TN and Nashville Basin: 1" to 4"

Highland Rim: 3" to 5"

Cumberland Plateau: 4" to 5"+!

My home county, Macon County, had some totals in the 4" range! We could really use that rain now.

* First photo is from the NOAA site, and the second is from the NWS in Nashville

4 comments:

rhea county said...

East Tennessee, Rhea County got more than 12' from hurricane ivan causing major flooding. all creeks crested and flooded many towns over here including mine. Graysville, TN; the Tennessee river in chattanooga even went way above flood stage due to IVAN.

Charles Loring said...

WOW! I didn't read about that, I just saw the map and posted about it. Thanks for sharing!

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Pretty cool history lesson on Hurricane Ivan!! Good job Charles.

Charles Loring said...

Thanks Mike. Yeah, trying something new. The NWS has a ton more from me to chose from.