CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday December 6 2017

by | Dec 6, 2017 | Weather

COLD FRONT SETTLES IN: CHILLY – 49°

YESTERDAY: A bunch of rain. Officially, 1.35 inches of precipitation at the KCMD weather station in Vinemont.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Recent warm weather is now history; the daytime high will struggle to reach 50°. Look for a chilly north wind up to 10 mph and a 20% chance of light afternoon rain showers.

TONIGHT: Cloudy. Low 35°. Light northwest winds.

THURSDAY: Chilly pattern sets in. Mostly cloudy, high near 48°. North northwest winds to 10 mph.

IMAGE: Mike Graves is a pillar in the Town of Vinemont. His quiet, powerful community activism as a member of the Cullman County Board of Education has brought significant improvements to public schools countywide.

REST OF WEEK: Daytime high temperatures will be only in the 40’s through the weekend. Nighttime lows will be near freezing falling into the mid-20’s by Saturday night. The slight chance of snow showers forecast Friday night into Saturday has been revised to near zero chance.

At 6:30 am WEDNESDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:

CLEAR – 35°
Wind Chill – 29°
Dewpoint: 26°
Humidity: 94%
Wind: North 7 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.26 inHg (rising slightly)


The Tale of the Weather Tape

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:39 am
Sunset = 4:37 pm
UV Intensity = < 3.0 (very low)

MOON
Waning Gibbous – 89% Full
Set: 9:33 am
Rise: 8:14 pm

THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 33°
Average High = 58°
Average Rainfall = 0.18 inches
Record Low = 15° (1937)
Record High = 78° (1998)

DECEMBER AVERAGES
Low = 31°
High = 55°
Rainfall Total = 5.68”
Snowfall Total = 0.10″
Record July Low = -5° (1989)
Record July High = 80° (1998)

This Day In National Weather History
1886

A great snowstorm hit the southern Appalachian Mountains. The three day storm produced 25 inches at Rome GA, 33 inches at Asheville NC, and 42 inches in the mountains. Montgomery AL received a record eleven inches of snow. Columbia SC received one to two inches of sleet. (4th-6th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1970

A windstorm toppled the National Christmas Tree at the White House. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders – 1987)

1987

Another in a series of storms brought high winds and heavy rain to the northwestern U.S., with heavy snow in some of the higher elevations. In northern California, Crescent City was drenched with 2.58 inches of rain, and winds gusted to 90 mph. Up to fourteen inches of snow blanketed the mountains of northern California, and snow and high winds created blizzard conditions around Lake Tahoe NV. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988

The morning low at Bismarck, ND, was eleven degrees warmer than the record low of 25 degrees at Meridian MS, and during the afternoon half a dozen cities in the north central and northwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Alpena MI with a reading of 57 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1989

Heavy snow blanketed the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Totals in the southern foothills of Colorado ranged up to 17 inches at Rye. Arctic air invaded the north central U.S. Lincoln NE, which reported a record high of 69 degrees the previous afternoon, was 35 degrees colder. International Falls MN was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 9 degrees below zero, and temperatures in northern Minnesota hovered near zero through the daylight hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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