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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Tuesday August 22 2017

by | Aug 22, 2017 | Weather

LAST OPPRESSIVELY HOT DAY BEFORE TEMPS DROP – High 91°

TODAY: Mostly sunny skies with a high near 91°. Humidity will add another 5-6° to the Heat Index (97°). The calm wind becomes southwesterly around 5 mph later this morning.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible (20%) after 1 pm

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. A low around 72°. Southwest wind at 5 mph; clams after midnight. 20% percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY: Noticeably cooler; showers and thunderstorms are likely (60%). Partly sunny skies. High near 85°. North-northwest at 5 mph.

Rainfall amounts up to one-half of an inch is possible.

REST OF WEEK: Mostly sunny skies are ahead with daytime highs in the mid-80’s (about 5 degrees BELOW seasonal normal) and night time low’s in the mid-60’s. There is no organized, frontal driven precipitation in the forecast. With that said, there will be outside chances for afternoon thunderstorms at times.

At 7:30 am TUESDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:

FAIR – 72°
Dewpoint: 70°
Humidity: 92%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Barometer: 30.14 inHg (steady)


The Tale of the Weather Tape

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:14 am
Sunset = 7:25 pm
UV Intensity = 9.7 VERY HIGH (peak 12 noon to 2 pm)

MOON
Waxing Crescent – 1% Full
Set: 7:02 am
Rise: 8:15 pm

THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 63°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.13 inches
Record Low = 52° (1956)
Record High = 104° (2007)

AUGUST AVERAGES
Low = 64°
High = 91°
Rainfall Total = 3.29”
Record July Low = 48° (1992)
Record July High = 108° (2007)

This Day In National Weather History
1816

The growing season for corn was cut short as damaging frosts were reported from North Carolina to interior New England. (David Ludlum)

1923

The temperature at Anchorage, AK, reached 82 degrees, a record for August for the location which was later tied on the 2nd in 1978. (The Weather Channel)

1987

A cold front lowered temperatures 20 to 40 degrees across the north central U.S., and produced severe thunderstorms in Ohio and Lower Michigan. An early morning thunderstorm near Sydney MI produced high winds which spun a car around 180 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988

Afternoon highs of 88 degrees at Astoria, OR, and 104 degrees at Medford, OR, were records for the date, and the number of daily record highs across the nation since the first of June topped the 2000 mark. (The National Weather Summary)

1989

Evening thunderstorms in the central U.S. produced golf ball size hail at May City IA, and wind gusts to 66 mph at Balltown IA. Lightning struck a barn in Fayette County IA killing 750 hogs. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to 70 mph at Havre. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1992

Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Southern Florida as a Category 5 storm with wind guests estimated more than 175 m.p.h. Estimated damages exceeded $20 billion, more than 60 people were killed, and approximately 2 million people were evacuated from their homes. (University of Illinois WW2010)

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Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.

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