CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday March 11 2018
LINGERING RAINS; COLD FRONT OVERNIGHT – 60°
RAIN: We received 0.91 inches of rain and a Flash Flood Watch overnight.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: We moved the clocks forward one hour at 2 am.
TODAY: Showers and a random thunderstorm expected. Mostly cloudy. High 60°. East wind between 5 and 10 mph turning to the south this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
TONIGHT: Big temperature drop to near freezing overnight along with clouds and a frigid northwest wind gusting to 25 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent
IMAGE: Mike & Terri Ugarkovich were among a handful of high rollers at Friday night’s annual Cullman Rotary Club Auction.
MONDAY: Clouds clear out leaving mostly sunny skies. Noticeably cooler with a high near 50° accompanied by a chilly, strong northwest wind. 20% chance of AM rain.
TUESDAY: Sunny in the AM, then increasing clouds. Still 15° below seasonal normal again (50°). Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
At 6:00 am SUNDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
FAIR – 53°
Wind Chill – 51°
24-hour Rain Total – 1.09”
Wind: Southeast 3 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 29.90 inHg (rising sharply)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 7:02 am
Sunset = 6:52 pm
UV Intensity = < 4.4 (lmoderate)
Waning Crescent – 31% Full
Set: 3:16 am
Rise: 1:42 pm
POLLEN = 0.2 (super low)
Maple, Elm and Cedar/Juniper
Heavy rains have temporarily cleared the air of pollens.
AIR QUALITY INDEX = 43 (good)
Particulate Matter: 14
Air Quality is Satisfactory; no appreciable risks.
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 38°
Average High = 65°
Average Rainfall = 0.22 inches
Record Low = 15° (1998)
Record High = 85° (1974)
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
Tamarack, CA, reported 451 inches of snow on the ground, a record for the U.S. (David Ludlum)
Record cold followed in the wake of a Kansas blizzard. Lows of -25 degrees at Oberlin, Healy and Quinter established a state record for the month of March. Lows of -15 at Dodge City, -11 at Concordia, and -3 at Wichita were also March records. (The Weather Channel)
One of the most paralyzing snowstorms in decades produced record March snowfalls in Iowa. Four feet of snow covered the ground at Inwood following the storm. (David Ludlum)
Unseasonably cold weather prevailed in the southeastern U.S., and a storm over the Gulf of Mexico spread rain and sleet and snow into the Appalachian Region. Sleet was reported in southern Mississippi. (The National Weather Summary)
A blizzard raged across the north central U.S. Chadron NE was buried under 33 inches of snow, up to 25 inches of snow was reported in eastern Wyoming, and totals in the Black Hills of South Dakota ranged up to 69 inches at Lead. Winds gusted to 63 mph at Mullen NE. Snow drifts thirty feet high were reported around Lusk WY. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-one cities in the central and southwestern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 95 degrees at Lubbock TX equaled their record for March. (The National Weather Summary)
Forty-four cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 71 degrees at Dickinson ND and Williston ND, and 84 degrees at Lynchburg VA, Charleston WV and Huntington WV. Augusta GA and Columbia SC tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation with record highs of 88 degrees. A vigorous cold front produced up to three feet of snow in the mountains of Utah. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Phoenix’s record run for dry days finally ends at 143 days. The last measured rain fell on October 18, 2005. Not only did the rain break the dry spell, the 1.40 inches that fell was a record amount for the date.
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