Weather for Gainesboro, Tennessee
Lat: 36.36N, Lon: 85.65W
Wx Zone: TNZ031 CWA Used: OHX
Tennessee Drought Monitor
The Tennessee Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Tennessee land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
Tennessee Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS74 KOHX 021646 ESFOHX TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-030500- Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Nashville TN 1046 AM CST Thu Mar 2 2017 ...Spring Flood Outlook... ...Average Risk for Flooding This Spring Across Middle Tennessee... Existing Conditions... Middle Tennessee and much of the southeastern United States have been dealing with Extreme to Exceptional Drought conditions this past fall and winter. Temperatures have been well above normal across this area, as much as 9 degrees in some places, and precipitation has been below normal overall. Portions of southeast Tennessee are still plagued by Moderate to Extreme drought, but most of Middle Tennessee has improved to Abnormally Dry. Drought will likely persist through the spring which may help reduce the overall flood threat. Streamflows... Current streamflows are above normal in general due to recent rainfall, however, a few of the smaller creeks and streams on the lower reaches of the Cumberland River and Tennessee River are running below normal. Rainfall... Precipitation has been below normal for most of the fall and winter, with December being the most recent wettest month which lead to improvement in drought conditions. Here are some rainfall totals across Middle Tennessee... Nashville Clarksville Crossville October 0.43 (-2.61) 0.24 (-3.67) 0.27 (-2.77) November 1.87 (-2.44) 1.93 (-2.65) 5.23 (+0.13) December 6.94 (+2.70) 5.64 (+0.61) 7.07 (+2.12) January 3.34 (-0.41) 3.08 (-0.23) 5.33 (+0.57) February 1.56 (-2.38) 3.34 (-0.83) 2.68 (-1.78) Climate Outlooks... The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center indicates there is a higher probability of above normal temperatures across the area, with equal chances of above, below, or normal precipitation amounts. Summary... Overall, the spring flood threat across Middle Tennessee is average. However, lingering drought conditions and a higher probability of above normal temperatures may help reduce the overall threat, barring an extreme rainfall event. $$ LaRosa