CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER, Tuesday, July 10, 2018
WARM, HUMID PATTERN CONTINUES – 88°

TODAY: Partly sunny with a high near 90°. Variable northwest winds 0 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low temperature of 70. North northwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

IMAGE: Fairview Fire & Rescue prepares for the recreational public opening of Duck River Reservoir.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny with a high near 91°. Heat Index approaches 100°. North northwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High 91°. North northwest wind 0 to 5 mph. 50-50 storm/rain chances.

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

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

Dewpoint: 68°
Humidity: 88%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.20 inHg (steady)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 5:44 am
Sunset = 8:01 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.3 to 10.2 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waning Crescent = 10%
Set: 3:18 am
Rise: 5:35 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 509.40
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 3.1 (low)
Grass

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 40 (moderate)
PM2.5 – 13.2 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 44.1 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 10.2 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 14.9 – ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.31 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 268 ppb (carbon monoxide)

The amount of pollutants in the air is elevated, but still there is no danger to health.

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THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 65°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.17 inches
Record Low = 53° (1947)
Record High = 103° (1930)

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

1913 – The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1926 – A lightning bolt struck an ammunition magazine in northern New Jersey, and a big red ball of fire leaped into the air triggering a series of explosions. All buildings within a half mile radius were destroyed, and debris fell as far as twenty-two miles away. Sixteen persons were killed, and property damage was seventy million dollars. (David Ludlum)

1936 – Afternoon highs of 112 degrees at Martinsburg, WV, 109 degrees at Cumberland, MD, and Frederick, MD, 110 degrees at Runyon, NJ, and 111 degrees at Phoenixville, PA, established all-time record highs for those four states. It was the hottest day of record for the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. (The Weather Channel)

1979 – The temperature at El Paso, TX, hit 112 degrees, an all-time record for that location. The next day was 110 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

1980 – The temperature in downtown Kansas City, MO, hit 109 degrees, following a sultry overnight low of 89 degrees. The daily low of 89 degrees was the warmest of record for Kansas City, and overall it was the hottest July day of record. It was the seventh of a record seventeen consecutive days of 100 degree heat, and the mean temperature for the month of 90.2 degrees was also an all-time record for Kansas City.

1987 – An early morning thunderstorm in Minnesota produced wind gusts to 91 mph at Waseca. Later that day, thunderstorms in South Dakota produced wind gusts to 81 mph at Ipswitch, and baseball size hail near Hayes and Capa. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Thunderstorms brought welcome rains to parts of the central U.S., but produced severe weather along the New England coast, in the Great Lakes Region, in North Carolina, and in the Southern Plateau Region. Strong thunderstorm winds gusting to 80 mph at Bullfrog, UT, sank three boats on Lake Powell. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Severe thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes in the northeastern U.S. A powerful (F-4) tornado struck Hamden CT and New Haven, CT, causing 100 million dollars damage at Hamden, and another 20 million dollars damage around New Haven. Forty persons were injured in the tornado. Seventy persons were injured in a tornado which traveled from Watertown, CT, to Waterbury, CT, and another powerful (F-4) tornado touched down near Ames NY injuring twenty persons along its 43.5 mile track. It was the strongest tornado of record for eastern New York State. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

2005 – Hurricane Dennis landed near Pensacola, Florida as a category 3 storm. Maximum sustained winds at the time of landfall were near 120 mph. There were nine hurricane-related fatalities in the U.S. and preliminary estimates of insured losses ranged from $1 to $1.5 billion.

 

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER, Tuesday, July 10, 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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