CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday May 16 2018

by | May 16, 2018 | Weather

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday February 19 2017

TODAY: 60-40 chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy skies. High temperature near 84°. Light east southeast wind. Up to a one-half inch of rain possible.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK: Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect much of the Tennessee Valley, especially this afternoon and evening. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, frequent lightning, small hail, and heavy downpours will accompany the stronger storms.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a low of 63°. Light north northeast wind. 60% chance rain chance continues overnight with up to another one-half of an inch possible.

IMAGE: Thanks to Rob Beckman of Southern_Sky_Drone_Guy ( for supplying this in-waterfall image from deep inside Bankhead National Forest.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a strong likelihood of more scattered rain and thunderstorms. High near 83° accompanied by a gentle north northwest wind.

FRIDAY: Humid, high precipitation potential weather continues. High 84 under partly cloudy skies.

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

Some HAZE – 65°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.82”

Dewpoint: 64°
Humidity: 94%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 4.00 miles
Barometer: 29.96 inHg (rising)

Sunrise = 5:44 am
Sunset = 7:43 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.6 to 10.0 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

Waxing Crescent = 1%
Set: 6:55 am
Rise: 9:12 pm

(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 5.7 (medium)
Grass, Oak, Hickory/Pecan

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 18 (excellent)
PM2.5 – 9.6 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 20.8 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 18.6 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 8.04 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ -1.73 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 203 ppb (carbon monoxide)

Average Low = 54°
Average High = 81°
Average Rainfall = 0.17 inches
Record Low = 37° (1973)
Record High = 91° (1944)

Low = 54°
High = 81°
Rainfall Total = 5.13”
Snowfall Total = 0.10”
Record July Low = 32° (1976)
Record July High = 96° (1941)

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CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday May 16 2018

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