CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Saturday July 21 2018
‘COOL’ FRONT WILL DROP TEMPS BY MONDAY – 90°

YESTERDAY: Cullman County got a break Friday. While severe thunderstorms were commonplace in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky, none of the severe weather made its way south to northern Alabama.

TODAY: 50-50 chance rain and storms. Decreasing clouds by afternoon. High temperature near 90° with west winds at 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear skies with a low around 68°. West northwest wind between 0 to 10 mph. An outside chance of a light overnight rain shower exists.

IMAGE: The Twin Framing Girls: Ellen Richter Fulmer and Helen Richter Fulmer. These two ladies have carried on the 70-year tradition of picture and keepsake framing at O. F. Richter since high school.

SUNDAY: Sunny, with a high near 87°. Chance of precipitation is 40%. West northwest winds up to 10 mph.

MONDAY: Partly sunny. Noticeably cooler with a high near 83°. North northwest wind 0 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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

Fog-Mist – 74°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 68°
Humidity: 96%
Wind: Northwest 6 mph
Visibility: 5.00 miles
Barometer: 29.92 inHg (steady)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 5:51 am
Sunset =7:56 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.7 to 9.9 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waxing Crescent = 67%
Set: 1:18 am
Rise: 2:53 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 508.70
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 2.3 (low)
Grass

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 23 (fair)
PM2.5 – 14.6 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 24.0 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 23.3 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 4.14- ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 1.92 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 150 ppb (carbon monoxide)

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THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 66°
Average High = 92°
Average Rainfall = 0.13 inches
Record Low = 58° (1947)
Record High = 100° (1952)

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

1911 – The temperature at Painter, WY, dipped to 10 degrees to equal the record low for July for the continental U.S. (The Weather Channel)

1934 – The temperature reached 109 degrees at Cincinnati, OH, to cap their hottest summer of record. The state record for Ohio was established that day with a reading of 113 degrees near the town of Gallipolis. (David Ludlum)

1975 – Six inches of rain fell across Mercer County, NJ, in just ten hours causing the worst flooding in twenty years. Assunpink Creek crested eleven feet above flood stage at Hamilton and Trenton, the highest level of record. Traffic was brought to a standstill, and railway service between New York City and Washington D.C. was cut off for two days. Flooding left 1000 persons homeless and caused an estimated 25 million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)

1987 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Utah to North Dakota, spawning a dozen tornadoes in North Dakota. Thunderstorms in North Dakota also produced baseball size hail at Clifford which caused four million dollars damage, and high winds which toppled a couple of eighty-foot towers cutting off power to the town of Blanchard. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – While cool air invaded the central U.S., unseasonably hot weather continued over the western states. The temperature at Spring Valley, NV, soared from a morning low of 35 degrees to an afternoon high of 95 degrees. Fallon, NV, reported an all-time record high of 108 degrees, and Death Valley, CA, reported their sixth straight day of 120-degree heat. (The Weather Channel) (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Afternoon thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 92 mph at Jacksonville, damaging thirteen light planes at Herlong Field. Five cities in Texas reported record low temperatures for the date. Corpus Christi, TX, equaled their record low for the date with a reading of 71 degrees, and then tied their record high for the date that afternoon with a reading of 97 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

 

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Saturday July 21 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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