CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday, Independence Day, 2018
CLASSIC 4th: HOT, HUMID, CHANCES OF A STORM – 91°

TODAY: Mostly sunny. High 91°. Heat Index near 98°. Gentle east southeast wind. Chance of late day precipitation and storms is 30%.

TONIGHT: Increasing clouds with a low around 72°. East wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of rain/storms is 30%.

IMAGE: Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. High 90°. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

FRIDAY: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunnyCooler with a high temperature near 88°. Northwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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

CLEAR – 73°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 70°
Humidity: 89%
Wind: East northeast 3
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.19 inHg (steady

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 5:41 am
Sunset = 8:02 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.0 to 10.5 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waning Gibbous = 68%
Set: 11:23 am
Rise: 10:41 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.59
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 3.7 (low)
Grass, Sorrel/Dock

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 34 (fair)
PM2.5 – 13.8 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 37.9 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 12.8 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 10.6 – ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.78 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 198 ppb (carbon monoxide)

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THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 65°
Average High = 90°
Average Rainfall = 0.16 inches
Record Low = 55° (1930)
Record High = 97° (1970)

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

1776 – Thomas Jefferson paid for his first thermometer, and signed the Declaration of Independence. According to his weather memorandum book, at 2 PM it was cloudy and 76 degrees. (David Ludlum)

1911 – The northeastern U.S. experienced sweltering 100-degree heat. The temperature soared to 105 degrees at Vernon, VT, and North Bridgton ME, and to 106 degrees at Nashua NH, to establish all-time records for those three states. Afternoon highs of 104 at Boston, MA, 104 at Albany, NY, and 103 at Portland, ME, were all-time records for those three cities. (The Weather Channel)

1956 – A world record for the most rain in one minute was set at Unionville, MD, with a downpour of 1.23 inches. (The Weather Channel) (The National Severe Storms Forecast Center)

1987 – Thunderstorms around the country provided extra fireworks for Independence Day. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 82 mph at Clearwater, KS, eight inches of rain in four hours at Menno SD, and three inches of rain in just fifteen minutes at Austin, KY. Morning thunderstorms drenched Oneonta AL with 8.6 inches of rain, their greatest 24 hour total in thirty years of records. The heavy rain caused mudslides and serious flooding, claiming two lives. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Thunderstorms produced heavy rain over the Central Gulf Coast Region for the second day in a row. Monroe, LA, was deluged with 3.75 inches in two hours. Aberdeen and Rapid City, SD, reported record high temperatures for the date, with readings of 105 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Independence Day was hot as a firecracker across parts of the country. Nineteen cities, mostly in the north-central U.S., reported record high temperatures for the date, including Williston ND with a reading of 107 degrees. In the southwestern U.S., highs of 93 at Alamosa, CO, 114 at Tucson, AZ, and 118 at Phoenix, AZ, equaled all-time records for those locations. (The National Weather Summary)

 

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday, Independence Day, 2018

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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