CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday March 7 2018

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday March 7 2018

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BACK TO WINTER – FREEZE WARNING – 65°

TODAY: Back to winter with unseasonably cold temperatures (high just 47°) with wind chills in the 30’s from northwest winds gusting to 30 mph.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a low at freezing and below. West northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

KILLING FREEZE WARNING: Temperatures are currently expected to fall into the 26° to 32° 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.

IMAGE: Lieutenant Philip Bray instructs on the fine points of ‘Shoot, Don’t Shoot’ scenarios during Week 3 of the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy. He shoots to kill, every time.

THURSDAY: A virtual repeat of Wednesday. Sunny. High near 45°. Northwest winds gusting to 25 mph.

FRIDAY: Warmth returns. Sunny. High near 62°. South southwest winds to 15 mph.

At 6:00 am WEDNESDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:

CLEAR – 33°
Wind Chill – 25°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00

Dewpoint: 21°
Humidity: 60%
Wind: Northwest 9 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.05 inHg (steady)


The Tale of the Weather Tape

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:07 am
Sunset = 5:49 pm
UV Intensity = < 5.3 (moderate)

MOON
Waning Gibbous – 69% Full
Set: 9:49 am
Rise: 11:40 pm

POLLEN = 10.3 (high)
Maple, Elm and Alder

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 38 (good)
Major pollutants
Ozone: 38
Particulate Matter: 30

Airborne particulate matter is 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 = 20° (1960)
Record High = 82° (2000)

MARCH AVERAGES
Low = 39°
High = 67°
Rainfall Total = 5.33”
Snowfall Total = 0.33”
Record July Low = 5° (1980)
Record July High = 88° (2007)

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This Day In National Weather History

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The Great Snow, a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end. Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston MA, and snow drifts 25 feet high were reported around Dorchester MA. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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A severe coastal storm set barometric pressure records from Virginia to New England. Block Island RI reported a barometric pressure reading of 28.20 inches. (David Ludlum)

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Forty-five cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Huron SD hit 80 degrees, and Pickstown SD reached 81 degrees. Rochester MN and Rockford IL smashed their previous record for the date by sixteen degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

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High winds along a sharp cold front ushered snow and arctic cold into the Central Rocky Mountain Region and the Northern Plains. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to sixteen inches at Brighton. Winds gusted to 66 mph at Rapid City SD. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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Blustery northwest winds ushered arctic cold into eastern U.S. Burlington VT reported a record low of 14 degrees below zero. Snow and ice over the Carolinas replaced the 80 degree weather of the previous day. High winds and heavy surf caused five million dollars damage along the North Carolina coast. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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A major ice storm left much of Iowa under a thick coat of ice. It was the worst ice storm in at least twenty-five years for Iowa, perhaps the worst of the century. Up to two inches of ice coated much of western and central Iowa, with three inches reported in Crawford County and Carroll County. As much as five inches of ice was reported on some electrical lines. The ice downed 78 towers in a 17-mile stretch of a high voltage feeder near Boone costing three electric utilities fifteen million dollars. Damage to trees was incredible, and clean-up costs alone ran into the millions. Total damage from the storm was more than fifty million dollars. (Storm Data)

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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday March 7 2018

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Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.