CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER, Sunday, July 8, 2018
CLOUDY – 50/50 CHANCE OF RAIN-STORMS – 85°

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

Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening across the Tennessee Valley before tapering off by midnight.

TONIGHT: Cloudy. Low 70°. Gentle east southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

IMAGE: This WX Bell image shows the weeklong trend towards precipitation for the southeastern United States.

MONDAY: 40% rain chances. Partly sunny with a high near 89°. East southeast wind to 5 mph.

Scattered thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through the middle of the work week. Thunderstorms will become more isolated to widely scattered by Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. A couple of strong storms will be possible during the afternoon hours each day.

TUESDAY: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny with a high near 89°. Variable northwest winds 0 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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

CLEAR – 72°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.05”

Dewpoint: 69°
Humidity: 90%
Wind: Southeast 5 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.22 inHg (rising)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 5:43 am
Sunset = 8:02 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.0 to 10.4 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waning Crescent = 28%
Set: 1:53 am
Rise: 3:22 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.66
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 1.9 (low)
Grass

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 23 (fair)
PM2.5 – 7.36 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 9.00 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 29.4 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 2.59 – ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 1.10 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 131 ppb (carbon monoxide)

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THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 65°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.17 inches
Record Low = 55° (1933)
Record High = 104° (1977)

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

1816 – Frost was reported in low places throughout New England. (David Ludlum)

1950 – The town of York, NE, was deluged with 13.15 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

1975 – Three people were killed and six others were injured when lightning struck a walnut tree near Mayo, FL. The nine people were stringing tobacco under a tin shed when the bolt hit the nearby tree. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – Thunderstorms in the central U.S. produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Waterloo, IA, 6.38 inches of rain at Tescott, KS, and twenty-five minutes of ping-pong ball size hail at Drummond, OK. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Thirty cities in the north-central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Beckley, WV, equaled their all-time record with a high of 93 degrees. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms spawned seven tornadoes in Adams and Logan counties of eastern Colorado, and hail caused 2.3 million dollars damage in Adams, Logan, and Washington counties. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – Sixteen cities in the central and western U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 103 degrees at Denver, CO, equaled their record for July, and a 110 degree reading at Rapid City, SD, equaled their all-time record high. Denver reported a record five straight days of 100-degree heat, and Scottsbluff, NE, reported a record eight days in a row of 100-degree weather. (The National Weather Summary)

 

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Sunday July 8 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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