CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday January 22 2018
COLD FRONT BRINGS RAIN & STORMS – 63°
TODAY: We should get some significant rain (up to 1/2 inch expected) and non-severe level afternoon thunderstorms . Mostly cloudy. High 63°. South winds pick up at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
★ NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook ★ A line of showers and a few thunderstorms will move into Northwest Alabama this morning and gradually push east across Cullman County through the afternoon.
An isolated storm or two may become strong to marginally severe, with brief damaging wind gusts being the primary threat. A brief, weak tornado cannot be ruled out due to the strong wind field associated with this frontal system.
TONIGHT: 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 pm. Partly cloudy skies, low around 37°. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Up to another 1/2” half of an inch of rain is possible.
TUESDAY: We cool back down to the normal range in the wake of the cold front. Look for a high near 50° under sunny skies. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
IMAGE: This Pivotal Weather map shows the intensity of the cold front approaching Cullman County today.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny. High near 50°. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
At 6:00 am MONDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
Partly Cloudy – 53°
Wind Chill – 53°
Wind: South southeast 6 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.01 inHg (steady)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 6:50 am
Sunset = 5:08 pm
UV Intensity = < 3.0 (very low)
Waxing Crescent – 26% Full
Set: 10:10 am
Rise: 10:29 pm
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 28°
Average High = 53°
Average Rainfall = 0.19 inches
Record Low = 4° (1985)
Record High = 78° (1937)
Low = 28°
High = 52°
Rainfall Total = 5.95”
Snowfall Total = 1.5”
Record July Low = -16° (1940)
Record July High = 80° (2002)
This Day In National Weather History
Chinook winds during the early morning hours caused the temperature at Spearfish SD to rise from 4 below zero to 45 above in just two minutes, the most dramatic temperature rise in world weather records. An hour and a half later the mercury plunged from 54 above to 4 below zero in twenty-seven minutes. (David Ludlum)
A winter storm spread snow from central Mississippi through northern Georgia to New England. Up to 15 inches of snow fell across the heavily populated areas of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Traffic tie-ups nearly paralyzed the Washington D.C. area. Winds gusted to 76 mph at Chatham MA, and in Pennsylvania, snowfall totals ranged up to 21 inches at Dushore. Williamsport PA received five inches of snow in just one hour. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The nation was free of winter storms for a day, however, winds in southern California gusted to 80 mph in the Grapevine area of the Tehachapi Mountains, and winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies reached 100 mph in the Upper Yellowstone Valley of Montana. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure brought heavy rain and gale force winds to Florida. Daytona Beach was drenched with 5.48 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a January record for that location, and winds at Titusville FL gusted to 63 mph. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
It was a very tame and peaceful mid winter day. Mild weather prevailed across the nation, with rain and snow primarily confined to the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest. Warm weather continued in Florida. Highs of 83 degrees at Hollywood and 85 degrees at Miami were records for the date. (National Weather Summary)
A severe ice storm hit northern Georgia and portions of northwest South Carolina on January 22-23. Over half a million utility customers were without power during and after the storm, with the Atlanta area severely affected.
A major winter snowstorm, referred to as the Blizzard of 2005, affected the Northeastern United States. More than one foot of snow covered much of southern New England in the storm’s aftermath, with well over two feet in some areas of Massachusetts. Strong winds created blizzard conditions with low visibilities and considerable blowing and drifting of snow. (NCDC)
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