CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Friday July 6 2018
GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY; ‘COOLER’ – 88°

TODAY: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny. ‘Cooler’ with a high temperature near 88°. North winds up to 5 mph. 70% chance of up to 1/2” of rain today.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low temperature 70°. Light north northeast wind. Chance of precipitation remains at 70% with up to another one-half of an inch possible.

IMAGE: These two patriotic youngsters were on hand Wednesday at Heritage Park for the big Desperation Church sponsored the Fireworks Festival. Photo provided by Desperation Church.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a high near 84°. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation remains elevated at 60%.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. High 85. Chance of precipitation is 50% with an east wind up to 10 mph.

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

FOG-MIST – 70°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.22”

Dewpoint: 70°
Humidity: 98%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 4.00 miles
Barometer: 30.25 inHg (rising gently)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 5:42 am
Sunset = 8:02 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.0 to 10.6 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waning Crescent = 48%
Set: 12:45 am
Rise: 1:18 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.45
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 0.6 (low)
Grass

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 40 (moderate)
PM2.5 – 12.2 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 44.8 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 7.45 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 14.2 – ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.56 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 223 ppb (carbon monoxide)

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THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 65°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.16 inches
Record Low = 52° (1933)
Record High = 99° (1954)

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

1893 – A violent tornado killed 71 persons on its forty-mile track across northwestern Iowa. Forty-nine persons were killed around Pomeroy, where eighty percent of the buildings were destroyed, with most leveled to the ground. Photos showed most of the town without a wall or tree left standing. (The Weather Channel)

1928 – A hailstorm at Potter, NE, produced a stone which was 5.5 inches in diameter, and seventeen inches in circumference, weighing a pound and a half. (David Ludlum)

1985 – Lightning struck a large transformer in Salt Lake County sending a 200 foot fireball into the air and blacking out almost the entire state for up to five hours. (The Weather Channel)

1986 – Thunderstorm rains during the mid morning hours, and again during the evening, produced major flash-flooding at Leavenworth, KS. The official rainfall total was 10.37 inches, but unofficial totals exceeded twelve inches. At nearby Kansas City, the rainfall total of 5.08 inches was a daily record for July. (Storm Data)

1987 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather in twenty-one states east of the Rockies, with severe weather reported in Kentucky and Indiana for the second day in a row. A thunderstorm produced more than five inches of rain in one hour near Reynolds, IL. Rochester, NY, was soaked with 3.25 inches, a record 24 hour total for the month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Thirty-six cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 98 degrees at International Falls, MN, and 101 degrees at Flint, MI, equalled all-time records. Highs of 96 degrees at Muskegon, MI, and 97 degrees at Buffalo, NY, were records for July. (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Unseasonably hot weather prevailed in the southwestern U.S. Ten cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Las Vegas, NV, with a reading of 115 degrees. Hanksville, UT, reached 112 degrees, Bullhead City, AZ, hit 120 degrees, and Death Valley, CA, soared to 126 degrees. (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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