CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday, July 2, 2018
HEAT, HUMIDITY ENTRENCHED – 90°

TODAY: The entrenched pattern of 90° high temperatures, elevated heat indexes, withering humidity, and adaily chance of afternoon rains and thunderstorms continues over the next week.

Mostly cloudy with a high near 88°. East southeast wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of random afternoon/evening storms is 60%

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, Low temperature 70°. East southeast wind up to 5 mph. 60% rain chance.

IMAGE: Smith Lake Park hosts Cullman County’s biggest and best fireworks display this Wednesday evening. The Smith Lake Park Fireworks Festival brings a day full of arts and crafts, food, live music, and fireworks! https://www.facebook.com/events/432891583808141/

TUESDAY: Partly sunny with a high near 91°. Heat Index near 100°. East southeast wind at 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Mostly sunny. High 90°. Gentle east wind. Chance of PM precipitation is 40%.

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At 6:00 am MONDAY current conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:

CLEAR – 72°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 71°
Humidity: 95%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.08 inHg (steady)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 5:40 am
Sunset = 8:03 pm

UV INTENSITY = 5.9 to 10.7 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waning Gibbous = 84%
Set: 9:32 am
Rise: 11:08 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.72
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 1.7 (low)
Grass, Sorrel/Dock

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 22 (fair)
PM2.5 – 8.18 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 24.3 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 15.3 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 4.48 – ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 3.54 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 150 ppb (carbon monoxide)

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THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 64°
Average High = 90°
Average Rainfall = 0.16 inches
Record Low = 52° (1937)
Record High = 102° (2054)

JULY AVERAGES
Low = 66°
High = 91°
Rainfall Total = 4.78”
Snowfall Total = 0.00”
Record July Low = 50° (1983)
Record July High = 110° (1952)

THIS DAY WEATHER HISTORY

1833 – An unusually large New England tornado, one half to three quarters of a mile wide, went from Salem Pond to Norton Pond, VT, and then into Canada. It prostrated nearly everything in its path. (The Weather Channel)

1843 – An alligator reportedly fell from the sky onto Anson Street in Charleston, SC, during a thunderstorm. (David Ludlum)

1987 – Thunderstorms in Colorado produced hail as large as golf balls northwest of Kiowa, which accumulated to a depth of twelve inches. Hail two and a half inches in diameter was reported at Black Forest. Hail damaged 900 acres of crops south of the town of Wiggins. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Twenty-six cities in the eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. The morning low of 47 degrees at Roanoke, VA, broke the July record set the previous day. (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the south central U.S., with 158 reports of large hail and damaging winds through the day. Evening thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced softball size hail which caused more than five million dollars damage at Allen, and wind gusts to 90 mph at Dallas, which injured eight persons and caused seven million dollars damage. Winnfield LA reported 29.52 inches of rain in six days, for a total of 62.50 inches for the first six months of the year. Midland, TX, reported an all-time record high of 112 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

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