CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday September 11 2017
TROPICAL DEPRESSION IRMA ARRIVES – High 62°
IRMA: Hurricane Irma has weakened to a category 1 hurricane over central Florida and will continue to weaken as it moves northwest. It is expected to weaken to a tropical storm later this morning over southern Georgia/Alabama.
As it arrives over Cullman County late this evening into Tuesday morning, it is expected to weaken to a tropical depression spreading 2 to 3 inches of rainfall with isolated amounts up to 4 inches across the area.
Winds are also expected to be between 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts up to 40 to 45 mph. A wind advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon through early Tuesday morning.
Localized ponding of water or minor street flooding may occur with the heavier showers.
TODAY: Rain begins after 11 am. High near 62°. Precipitation amounts up to three-quarters of an inch are possible.
TONIGHT: 100% rain chance. Low around 58°. Wind Advisory with a north northeast wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. New rainfall amounts up to 3 inches are possible.
TUESDAY: 100% rain chance. High near 62°. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Another one-half of an inch is possible.
REST OF WEEK: Chances of continued rain exist through Thursday night. High temperatures will be unseasonably cold warming to the mid-80’s by the weekend. Night time lows will be in the 50’s.
IMAGE: from Jennifer Kreps Cupp. Citizens of Cullman County flooded the Interstate 65 rest stop near Dodge City this weekend with basic life supplies, food, and beverages for the Hurricane Irma evacuees making their way north away from danger.
At 6:30 am MONDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
CLOUDY – 58°
Wind: North 3 mph
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Barometer: 30.07 inHg (falling)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 6:28 am
Sunset = 6:58 pm
UV Intensity = 3.9 Low
Waning Gibbous – 70% Full
Set: 11:54 am
Rise: 10:53 pm
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 59°
Average High = 87°
Average Rainfall = 0.17 inches
Record Low = 43° (1976)
Record High = 97° (2002)
Low = 58°
High = 86°
Rainfall Total = 4.45”
Record July Low = 34° (1982)
Record July High = 105° (1954)
This Day In National Weather History
An early snowstorm brought 7.5 inches to Helena MT. In Maine, a storm drenched New Brunswick with 8.05 inches of rain in 24 hours, a state record. (The Weather Channel)
Very large and slow moving Hurricane Carla made landfall near Port Lavaca TX. Carla battered the central Texas coast with wind gusts of 175 mph, and up to 16 inches of rain, and spawned a vicious tornado which swept across Galveston Island killing eight persons. The hurricane claimed 45 lives and caused 300 million dollars damage. The remnants of Carla produced heavy rain in the Lower Missouri Valley and southern sections of the Upper Great Lakes Region. (David Ludlum) (Storm Data)
Up to five inches of rain brought walls of water and millions of tons of debris into Bullhead City AZ via washes from elevations above 3000 feet. Flooding caused more than three million dollars damage. Chasms up to forty feet deep were cut across some roads. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms caused flash flooding and subsequent river flooding in central Lower Michigan. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in a 72 hour period, and flooding caused 400 million dollars damage. (Storm Data)
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in Texas, and spawned three tornadoes. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 70 mph at Goodnight TX. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Snow blanketed parts of the Central Rocky Mountain Region and the Central Plateau, with ten inches reported at Mount Evans in Colorado. Smoke from forest fires in the northwestern U.S. reached Pennsylvania and New York State. Hurricane Gilbert, moving westward over the Carribean, was packing winds of 100 mph by the end of the day. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Nine cities in the north central U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Havre MT with a reading of 23 degrees. Livingston MT and West Yellowstone MT tied for honors as the cold spot in the nation with morning lows of 17 degrees. Thunderstorms produced hail over the Sierra Nevada Range of California, with two inches reported on the ground near Donner Summit. The hail made roads very slick, resulting in a twenty car accident. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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