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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday July 17 2017

by | Jul 17, 2017 | Weather

HOT, HUMID, UNSETTLED ONCE AGAIN – High 90°

TODAY: Another hot, densely humid day with a 30% risk of random, pop-up afternoon and evening thunderstorms storms.

The National Weather Service has a Hazardous Weather Outlook in play today:

“Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible, mainly this afternoon. Heavy downpours, wind gusts to 40 mph, and sudden lightning strikes are the main threats. Portions of the area, mainly south of the Tennessee River and east of the Interstate 65 corridor will have higher chances for thunderstorms.”

Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny by afternoon with a high near 90°. A calm wind picks up from the north later in the morning.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, low around 72°. Calm wind.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny with a high near 91°. Heat index values as high as 97°. Wind from the south-southeast at5 mph. There will be an outside chance of afternoon rain showers and thunderstorms.

REST OF WEEK: Slight-to-moderate chances for afternoon/evening thunderstorms all week. Expect highs into the middle 90’s by week’s end with Heat Index values well over 100°. Nighttime lows will be sticky and only dropping into the middle 70’s. Unquestionably the hottest and most uncomfortable week of 2017 so far is ahead.

At 6:30 am MONDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:

FOG-MIST – 73°
Dewpoint: 73°
Humidity: 98%
Wind: Southwest 3 mph
Visibility: 0.75 miles
Barometer: 30.03 inHg (rising)


The Tale of the Weather Tape

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 5:48 am
Sunset = 7:58 pm
UV Intensity = 10.1 Very High (peak 12 noon to 2 pm)

MOON
Waning Crescent – 42% Full
Set: 12:47 am am
Rise: 2:00 pm

THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 66°
Average High = 92°
Average Rainfall = 0.16 inches
Record Low = 58° (1967)
Record High = 105° (1980)

JULY AVERAGES
Low = 66°
High = 91°
Rainfall Total = 4.78”
Record July Low = 50° (1983)
Record July High = 110° (1952)


 

This Day In National Weather History
1934
One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During the last two weeks of the month, extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan, including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)

1941
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end. Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires. (David Ludlum)

1952
Thunderstorms helped the temperature at Key West, FL, to dip to 69 degrees, to equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The Weather Channel)

1957
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington, DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house and stripped shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)

1987
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort, and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco, CA, with a high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees. Philadelphia, PA, reported a record five straight days of 100-degree heat, and Baltimore, MD, reported a record eight days of 100-degree weather for the year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather Summary)

1989
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Louisiana, with 126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night. Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Peggs. Tahlequah, OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday July 17 2017

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