CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday April 22 2018
RACE TO FINISH YOUR WEEKEND AHEAD OF WASHOUT – 65°
TODAY: 100% chance of light morning showers followed by thunderstorms and heavy rains in the afternoon. Cloudy. High 65°. Strong east-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph gusting to 30 mph. Look for up to 2 inches of rain to fall.
WIND ADVISORY: The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM CDT this afternoon to 1 AM CDT Monday.
A developing storm system out of the southern Plains states will track eastward later today and move into the region by tonight.
Wind speeds ahead of the approaching system are expected to increase into the 20 to 25 MPH range, with gusts up to 35 to 40 MPH, especially in the higher elevations. Wind speeds should then begin to gradually diminish during the early morning hours Monday,
as the storm system begins to weaken and lift northeastward away from the area.
TONIGHT: Heavy rain and thunderstorms. Cloudy; Low 56° South southeast up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with an additional 2 and 3 inches possible.
IMAGE: Sacred Heart Church
MONDAY: Scattered light rains likely to continue (70% chance). Cloudy. High near 68°. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
TUESDAY: Light, scattered rain (30% chance). Mostly cloudy with a high near 68. West wind 0 to 5 mph.
At 6:00 am SUNDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
CLOUDY – 58°
Wind Chill – 56°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.17”
Wind: East southeast 6 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.11 inHg (steady)
The Tale of the Weather Tape
Sunrise = 6:06 am
Sunset = 7:24 pm
UV INTENSITY = 6.9 to 7.3 (low)
peak at 1 pm
Waxing Crescent – 45% Full
Set: 1:24 am
Rise: 11:58 pm
WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.97’
(full pool = 510’)
POLLEN = 4.3 (medium-high)
Sycamore, Oak, and Cedar/Juniper
AIR QUALITY INDEX = 36 (fair)
PM2.5 – 9.9 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 17.0 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 45.1 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 2.00 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 1.23 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 133 ppb (carbon monoxide)
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 47°
Average High = 76°
Average Rainfall = 0.16 inches
Record Low = 27° (1993)
Record High = 89° (1987)
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
An outbreak of tornadoes from Louisiana to Kansas claimed the lives of 200 persons. One of the tornadoes destroyed the town of Beauregard MS. (David Ludlum)
A record April heat wave sent the mercury up to the 100-degree mark in Iowa. (The Weather Channel)
Fifteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 96 degrees at Pensacola FL established a record for the month of April. (The National Weather Summary)
Heavy snow fell over northern Nebraska, with 15 inches reported at Mullen. Heavy snow also blanketed the mountains of northern Arizona, with 16 inches reported at Munds Park. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-seven cities in the central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 96 degrees at Omaha was an April record, and the high of 100 degrees at Lubbock TX equaled their record for April. Hill City KS and Liberal KS tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation with afternoon highs of 103 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Southern and Central High Plains to northwest Florida during the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 67 mph at Gillette WY, hail two inches in diameter west of Roswell NM, and deluged Cheyenne OK with 8.68 inches of rain leaving some parts of the town under five feet of water. Temperatures reached the low 90s in the north central U.S. Chamberlain SD and Pickstown SD tied Presidio TX for honors as the hot spot in the nation with afternoon highs of 94 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Lambert International Airport in St. Louis experiences extensive damage as it is hit by a group of tornados, blowing out windows in the main terminal and tearing the roof off Concourse C. Five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries from shattered glass and flying debris.
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