CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Tuesday March 6 2018
PRECIPITOUS TEMPERATURE DROP COMING – 65°
TODAY: 30% chance early, then clouds depart allowing some sun to shine through. Highs in the middle 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Up to 1/4” of rain from midnight onward into daylight hours.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 35°. A substantial cold front brings west-northwest winds gusting as high as 25 mph.
IMAGE: Pivotal Weather map shows the cold front that will bring well below seasonal normal temperatures into Cullman on Wednesday and Thursday.
WEDNESDAY: Back to winter and unseasonably cold temperatures (high just 44°) with wind chills near 30° from west-northwest winds to 25 mph.
THURSDAY: A virtual repeat of Wednesday albeit it with more stable winds. Sunny. High near 45°. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
KILLING FREEZE: Temperatures are currently expected to fall into the 25° to 30° degree range for areas away from large bodies of water on both Thursday and Friday mornings.
This will result in a killing hard freeze for most locations.
At 6:00 am TUESDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
LIGHT DRIZZLE – 52°
Wind Chill – 48°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.37 of an inch
Wind: North 8 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 29.89 inHg (steady)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 6:08 am
Sunset = 5:48 pm
UV Intensity = < 6.1 (high)
Waning Gibbous – % Full
Set: 9:12 am
Rise: 10:44 pm
POLLEN = 4.3 (low-medium)
Recent rains have drastically dropped
Maple, Elm and Alder
AIR QUALITY INDEX = 59 (moderate)
Particulate Matter: 59
Airborne particulate matter down significantly from the last measurement.
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 37°
Average High = 64°
Average Rainfall = 0.22 inches
Record Low = 13° (1960)
Record High = 82° (1955)
Low = 39°
High = 67°
Rainfall Total = 5.33”
Snowfall Total = 0.33”
Record July Low = 5° (1980)
Record July High = 88° (2007)
This Day In National Weather History
A cold wave hit the East coast sending the mercury plunging to 8 degrees below zero at Boston. It was the most severe March cold wave in modern history. (David Ludlum)
A chinook wind blowing down the slopes of the Rockies through Havre MT raised the temperature 31 degrees in just three minutes. (The Weather Channel)
Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at the Milton Experimental Station. Pensacola FL equalled their 24-hour record with 2.1 inches of snow. (The Weather Channel)
Colorado’s strongest winter storm of the season moved northeastward across the state producing 50 inches of snow at Echo Lake, 46.5 inches on Buckhorn Mountain, and 46 inches near the top of Coal Canyon. Snow fell at the rate of several inches per hour during the height of the storm, while winds gusted above 50 mph. Several hundred rush hour commuters, including the state governor, were stranded in blizzard conditions along Highway 36 between Denver and Boulder. Drifts up to twelve feet high had to be cleared southeast of Boulder. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-eight cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Pickstown SD was the hot spot in the nation with a reading of 83 degrees. The high of 71 at Saint Cloud MN smashed their previous record by 21 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Wintry weather developed in the Rockies and the Plateau Region as arctic air swept in from the northwest. Blizzard conditions in southeast Idaho claimed the lives of two teenagers. Thunderstorms developed in Utah and Idaho. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A winter storm in the south central U.S. left parts of Missouri and Arkansas buried under more than a foot of snow. Heavier snowfall totals in Missouri included 14 inches at Springfield and 16 inches at Lebanon. Totals in Benton County AR ranged up to 14 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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