CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday August 23 2017
NOTICEABLY COOLER – 7-10° TEMPERATURE DROP – High 85°
TODAY: Partly sunny skies with a high near 85°. A calm wind becomes northerly around 5 mph later this morning.
Isolated-to-scattered thunderstorms are possible (30%) this afternoon, ending by sunset.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. MUCH cooler than recent nights with a low only around 63°. North wind at 5 mph. It will feel noticeably cooler and less oppressive overnight. 10% percent chance of showers and thunderstorms as cool air moves completely into Cullman.
THURSDAY: Sunny skies. High near 84°. North-northeast wind at 5 mph. It will be a beautiful day.
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 6:30 am WEDNESDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
MOSTLY CLOUDY – 69°
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Barometer: 30.04 inHg (steady)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 6:15 am
Sunset = 7:24 pm
UV Intensity = 9.4 VERY HIGH (peak 12 noon to 2 pm)
Waxing Crescent – 4% Full
Set: 8:05 am
Rise: 8:51 pm
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 63°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.11 inches
Record Low = 49° (1950)
Record High = 105° (2007)
Low = 64°
High = 91°
Rainfall Total = 3.29”
Record July Low = 48° (1992)
Record July High = 108° (2007)
This Day In National Weather History
Thunderstorms deluged Kansas City, MO, with six inches of rain during the early morning, including nearly three inches in thirty minutes. (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)
Denver, CO, was drenched with 2.20 inches of rain in one hour, a record for that location. (The Weather Channel)
The Chesapeake-Potomac hurricane moved over Norfolk VA and Washington D.C. A tide seven feet above normal flooded businesses in Norfolk, and damage in Maryland was estimated at seventeen million dollars. (David Ludlum)
Dry thunderstorms ignited more than one hundred fires in the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forests of Washington State. Hot, dry, and windy weather spread the fires, a few of which burned out of control through the end of the month. More than 100,000 acres burned. (The Weather Channel)
A cold front brought autumn-like weather to the Northern and Central Plains Region. Afternoon highs were in the 50s and 60s across parts of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska that just two days earlier were in the 90s or above 100 degrees. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced hail an inch in diameter, wind gusts to 64 mph, and 2.62 inches of rain at Tucson AZ resulting in three million dollars damage. Cool weather prevailed in the northeastern U.S. Hartford CT reported a record low of 42 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms produced heavy rain with flash flooding in West Virginia. Pickens, WV, reported 4.80 inches of rain in 24 hours. Evening thunderstorms in Mississippi deluged Alta Woods with 4.25 inches of rain in less than an hour. Thunderstorms also produced heavy rain in southeastern Kentucky, and flooding was reported along Big Creek and Stinking Creek. The Stinking Creek volunteer fire department reported water levels 12 to 14 feet above bank full. Fort Worth TX hit the 100 degree mark for the first time all year. Strong winds ushering cool air into northwest Utah gusted to 70 mph, raising clouds of dust in the salt flats. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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