CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Friday April 12 2018
WARMEST DAY OF 2018 SO FAR – SATURDAY RAIN-OUT – 80°
TODAY: Sunny early, clouds increase throughout the day. High near 80°. Strong south winds gusting to 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Low 62°. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
IMAGE: Strong to marginally severe thunderstorms will approach northwest
Alabama Saturday morning and increase in coverage through the day Saturday as a cold front approaches.
The highest chance of severe storms would be early Saturday afternoon through Saturday night. The primary threats will be damaging winds up to 60 MPH and heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches.
The heavy rainfall could result in localized flash flooding Saturday and Saturday night and river flood concerns early next week. There is also a lower threat for brief tornadoes and large hail up to the size of quarters.
SATURDAY: Outdoor event washout ALERT; 100% chance of rain. Highs in the mid 70’s. Continued strong southerly winds.
SUNDAY: 50-50 chance of rain. Noticeably cooler behind the cold front; high struggles to reach 60°. West winds at 5 to 10 mph.
MONDAY: Mostly clear skies. Chilly with a high in the mid 50s.
At 6:00 am FRIDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
FAIR – 55°
Wind Chill – 54°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”
Wind: South 6 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.06 inHg (quickly rising)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 6:17 am
Sunset = 7:17pm
UV INTENSITY = 6.0 to 8.3 (high)
peak at 1 pm
Waning Crescent – 8% Full
Set: 5:10 am
Rise: 5:02 pm
WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.83’
(full pool = 510’)
POLLEN = 11.7 (High)
Birch, Oak, and Cedar/Juniper
AIR QUALITY INDEX = 35 (fair)
PM2.5 – 12.0 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 15.4 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 44.2 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 4.27 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.15 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 173 ppb (carbon monoxide)
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 44°
Average High = 74°
Average Rainfall = 0.16 inches
Record Low = 23° (1940)
Record High = 88° (1977)
Low = 45°
High = 75°
Rainfall Total = 5.01”
Snowfall Total = 0.10”
Record July Low = 21° (1992)
Record July High = 92° (2006)
This Day In National Weather History
The second coastal storm in just three days hit Virginia and the Carolinas. The first storm flattened the sand dunes at Hatteras, and widened the Oregon inlet three quarters of a mile. The second storm produced hurricane force winds along the coast of North Carolina causing more beach erosion and land transformation. (David Ludlum)
The town of Axis, AL, was deluged with 20.33 inches of rain in 24 hours establishing a state record. (The Weather Channel)
A major spring storm quickly intensified bringing blizzard conditions to much of the Northern Plains Region. Up to 18 inches of snow was reported in North Dakota, and in South Dakota, winds gusting to 90 mph whipped the snow into drifts fifteen feet high. Livestock losses were in the millions of dollars, and for some areas it was the worst blizzard ever. (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms in northern Texas produced wind gusts to 98 mph at the Killeen Airport causing a million dollars property damage. Two airplanes were totally destroyed by the high winds, and ten others were damaged. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced high winds across North Carolina, with gusts to 78 mph reported at Waves. The high winds combined with high tides to cause coastal flooding and erosion. About 275 feet of land was eroded from the northern tip of Pea Island. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms in central Florida produced golf ball size hail and a tornado near Lakeland FL. Fair and mild weather prevailed across most of the rest of the nation. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in central Oklahoma and north central Texas. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced up to six inches of golf ball size hail along I-40 near El Reno, and produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Okarche. Thunderstorms over north central Texas produced softball size hail northwest of Rotan and high winds which injured two persons southeast of Itasca. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The latest measurable snowfall on record hits Jackson, TN, causing six traffic fatalities.
The University of Iowa campus is hit by an F2 tornado. The storm severely damaged many buildings in the area, including a sorority and a local church. No fatalities were reported in the storm that caused more than $12 million in damage.
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