RAINY - HIGH 20°+ BELOW SEASONAL NORMAL - 48°

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Saturday April 7 2018

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RAINY – HIGH 20°+ BELOW SEASONAL NORMAL – 48°

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ODAY: Unseasonably cold, rainy day. Outdoor events will be in jeopardy at times. Look for mostly cloudy skies with a high of only 48°. Northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

TONIGHT: Freeze Warning! Mostly cloudy with rain likely in the evening, clearing and frost after midnight. Low temperature expected to drop into the upper 20’s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

IMAGE: The men responsible for the plush, new 6-lane graded boat launch and parking area at Smith Lake Park.

SUNDAY: Areas of frost before 7 am. Sunny, with a high near 60°. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. 20% chance of scattered rain. Highs in the mid 60’s. Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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

DRIZZLE – 46°
Wind Chill – 41°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.82”

Dewpoint: 44°
Humidity: 95%
Wind: North 10 mpg (Gusting to 22 mph)
Visibility: 4.00 miles
Barometer: 29.84 inHg (rising rapidly)


The Tale of the Weather Tape

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:25 am
Sunset = 7:13 pm

UV Intensity = 6.2 to 8.3 (high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waxing Gibbous – 50% Full
Set: 1:09 am
Rise: 11:34 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.71’
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 1.0 (Low)
Birch, Oak, and Cedar/Juniper

The amount of pollen in the air for Saturday falls dramatically into the very low range. This change results in part from falling temperatures, rising humidity and heavy rains in the morning and evening which tend to wash pollen out of the air.

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 28 (fair)
PM2.5 – 9.0 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 14.4 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 35.1 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 4.21 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 1.08 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 160 ppb (carbon monoxide)

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This Day In National Weather History

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A late season freeze brought snow to every state in the Union. Even as far south as Houston TX the mercury plunged to 21 degrees. (David Ludlum)

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Record heat prevailed across New England. Hartford CT reported an afternoon high of 90 degrees. (David Ludlum)

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Amarillo, TX, reported dust obscuring visibility for twenty hours. Blowing dust was reported twenty-seven to thirty days in the month. On several days the visibility was reduced to near zero by the dust. (The Weather Channel)

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Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes which ripped through central Arkansas. The severe thunderstorms also produce high winds and baseball size hail. Five counties were declared disaster areas by President Carter. (The Weather Channel)

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International Falls, MN, with record warm afternoon high of 71 degrees, was warmer than Miami FL, where the high was a record cool 66 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

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High winds in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region gusted to 172 mph atop Grandfather Mountain NC. Twenty-nine cities in the southwest and north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Yankton SD with a reading of 91 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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Twenty-seven cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 92 degrees in Downtown San Francisco and 104 degrees at Phoenix AZ established records for April. Highs of 78 degrees at Ely NV and 93 degrees at San Jose CA equaled April records. (The National Weather Summary)

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Low pressure brought strong winds to the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. Winds gusted to 68 mph at Port Heiden two days in a row. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across central Alaska. Yakutat reported a record high of 54 degrees. Unseasonably cold weather prevailed over central sections of the Lower Forty-eight states. A dozen cities from Kansas to Indiana and Alabama reported record low temperatures for the date. Evansville IN equaled their record for April with a morning low of 23 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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A temperature of 80 degrees is measured on Grandfather Mountain, NC, the warmest ever measured in April and three degrees short of the all-time record high for any month.

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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Saturday April 7 2018

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