CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday August 7 2017
100% CHANCE of AM RAIN – High 83°
TODAY: Rain is featured today. Expect rainfall amounts up to 1.5 inches over the next 24 hours. This precipitation will come in the form of bands of mostly garden-variety thunderstorms with dry spells in between.
A thick cloud cover will make temperatures almost 10° below seasonal normal (83°) with thick humidity present. Winds will blow from the southwest up to 10 mph.
TONIGHT: More of the same. Rain chances will be at 60% before 1 am. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 70°. A west-southwest wind at 5 mph switches to north-northwest after midnight.
TUESDAY: Rain remains in the forecast (50% chance). Temperatures remain cooler than normal (82°) under mostly cloudy skies. Look for a northeast wind at 5 mph.
Up to another 1/2” of rainfall is possible.
THE REST OF WEEK: The Wet Pattern is back for the week:
30% – Wednesday, 50% – Thursday, 50% – Friday, 40% – Saturday, 40% – Sunday. Daytime highs in the middle 80’s; night time lows mid-60’s.
At 6:30 am MONDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
Wind: Southwest 13 mph
Visibility: 5.0 miles
Barometer: 30.01 inHg (steady)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 6:03 am
Sunset = 7:42 pm
UV Intensity = 10.2 VERY HIGH (peak 11 am to 2 pm)
Set: 5:53 am am
Rise: 7:46 pm
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 65°
Average High = 92°
Average Rainfall = 0.10 inches
Record Low = 53° (1974)
Record High = 102° (1930)
Low = 64°
High = 91°
Rainfall Total = 3.29”
Record July Low = 48° (1992)
Record July High = 108° (2007)
This Day In National Weather History
A flash flood near Pueblo, CO, washed a train from the tracks killing 89 passengers. Bridge, weakened by the floodwaters sweeping through the valley below, gave way under the weight of the train dashing all but the sleeping cars into the torrent drowning the occupants. Rail service was frequently interrupted in the Rocky Mountain Region and southwestern U.S. that summer due to numerous heavy downpours which washed out the railroad beds delaying trains as much as five days. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Philadelphia, PA, established an record with a high of 106 degrees. New York City experienced its warmest day and night with a low of 82 degrees and a high of 102 degrees. Afternoon highs of 108 degrees at Flemington NJ and Somerville NJ established state records for the month of August. (The Weather Channel) (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders – 1987)
El Paso, TX, normally receives 1.21 inches of rain in August. They got it in forty-five minutes, with four more inches to boot, during a storm which left Downtown El Paso under five feet of water. (The Weather Channel)
A rare outbreak of seven tornadoes occurred in New England. One tornado carved its way through Cranston RI and Providence RI causing twenty injuries. Rhode Island had not reported a tornado in twelve years, and three touched down in 24 hours. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Morning thunderstorms drenched Goldsboro, NC, with 3.37 inches of rain. Late morning thunderstorms in Arizona produced dime size hail, wind gusts to 50 mph, and two inches of rain, at Sierra Vista. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A dozen cities in the central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Waco, TX, with a reading of 107 degrees. The record high of 88 degrees at Marquette, MI, was their twenty-third of the year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, with wind gusts to 81 mph reported at McCool, NE. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Forty cities in the central U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Valentine, NE, with a reading of 40 degrees, and Belcourt ND with a low of 37 degrees. Martin SD was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 30 degrees. Unseasonably hot weather prevailed over Florida and Washington State, with record highs of 100 degrees at Daytona Beach, FL, 101 degrees at Walla Walla, WA, and 103 degrees at Hanford, WA. (The National Weather Summary)
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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday August 7 2017
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