CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Tuesday September 12 2017

by | Sep 12, 2017 | Weather

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday February 19 2017

CLOSINGS: All Cullman area public and private schools of note are closed. Several public events have been canceled, postponed or delayed. Court cases at the Courthouse resume at 10 am; Wallace State kicks off at 11 am.

IRMA: The worst of tropical depression Irma has passed by. She has officially dropped 1.38 inches of rain on Cullman so far.

TODAY: 100% chance of light rain. Chilly high temperature 25° below seasonal normal (62°). East winds 10 to 15 mph, decreasing and turning to the south at 5 to 10 mph this afternoon.

TONIGHT: 50% rain chance. Low around 55°. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: 50% rain chance under cloudy skies. High near 70°. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

REST OF WEEK: Chances of continued rain exist through Thursday night. High temperatures will be unseasonably cool warming to the mid-80’s by the weekend. Night time lows will be in the 50’s.

IMAGE: Looking west from the Cullman County Courthouse towards First Baptist Church as the winds and rain from tropical depression Irma move into Cullman.

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

CLOUDY – 57°
Dewpoint: 56°
Humidity: 97%
Wind: North 5 mph
Visibility: 7.0 miles
Barometer: 29.61 inHg (falling)

The Tale of the Weather Tape

Sunrise = 6:29 am
Sunset = 6:57 pm
UV Intensity = 8 High, briefly at 12 noon

Waning Gibbous – 59% Full
Set: 12:59 am
Rise: 11:43 pm

Average Low = 59°
Average High = 87°
Average Rainfall = 0.17 inches
Record Low = 41° (1940)
Record High = 96° (1980)

Low = 58°
High = 86°
Rainfall Total = 4.45”
Record July Low = 34° (1982)
Record July High = 105° (1954)

This Day In National Weather History
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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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