CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday May 17 2018
70% THUNDERSTORM CHANCE TODAY – 82°
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a strong likelihood of more scattered rain and thunderstorms (70% chance). High near 82° accompanied by a gentle southeast wind.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK: Some of the stronger storms today will be capable of producing wind gusts to 50 mph, small hail, torrential rain and frequent lightning.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a lesser chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low 65°. Northeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.
IMAGE: Clouds like this one may be visible today with the likelihood of thunderstorms being high.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50-50 chance of thunderstorms. High 82°. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of thunderstorms. High will approach 90°. Southwest winds at 5 mph.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50% chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80’s.
At 6:00 am THURSDAY Current Conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:
Mostly Cloudy – 66°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00” (airport)
24-hour Rain Total – 0.21” (downtown & Hanceville)
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 29.93 inHg (steady)
Sunrise = 5:43 am
Sunset = 7:44 pm
UV INTENSITY = 6.6 to 9.9 (very high)
peak at 1 pm
Waxing Crescent = 6%
Set: 7:47 am
Rise: 10:17 pm
WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.94’
(full pool = 510’)
POLLEN = 4.8 (low-medium)
Grass, Oak, Hickory/Pecan
AIR QUALITY INDEX = 15 (excellent)
PM2.5 – 6.31 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 17.1 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 14.7 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 6.51 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ -1.02 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 171 ppb (carbon monoxide)
THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 54°
Average High = 81°
Average Rainfall = 0.17 inches
Record Low = 36° (1997)
Record High = 94° (1962)
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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This Day In National Weather History
A three day flood in the Black Hills of western South Dakota resulted in a million dollars damage at Rapid City. (David Ludlum)
A reading of 12 degrees at Mauna Kea Observatory established an all-time record low for the state of Hawaii. (The Weather Channel)
A golfer playing the Fox Meadows Course in Memphis TN was struck by a bolt of lightning that went through his neck, down his spine, came out a pocket containing his keys, and went into a nearby tree. Miraculously, he survived! (The Weather Channel)
A summer-like weather pattern continued, with warm temperatures and scattered thunderstorms across much of the nation. A cold front in the north-central U.S. produced a sharp contrast in the weather across the state of Minnesota during the afternoon. At the same time, Duluth was 50 degrees with rain and fog, Mankato was 95 degrees with sunny skies. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds over the Carolinas during the afternoon and evening. A “thunderstorm of a lifetime” in northern Spartanburg County, SC, produced hail for forty-five minutes, leaving some places knee-deep in hail. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms ravaged the south-central U.S. with severe weather for the third day in a row. Thunderstorms spawned another nineteen tornadoes, for a total of fifty tornadoes in three days. A strong (F-2) tornado injured 14 persons and caused two million dollars damage at Apple Springs TX. Baseball size hail was reported at Matador TX. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-nine cities from the Carolinas to the Great Lakes Region and western New England reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 80s and lower 90s. Record high temperatures included 95 degrees at Baltimore MD and 92 degrees at Allentown PA. The record high of 89 degrees at Alpena MI was the third out of six straight record highs for that location and smashed their previous record for the date by ten degrees.
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