CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Saturday August 4 2018

TODAY: Mostly sunny with a high temperature of 90°. Southeast winds up to 5 mph. Outside chance for a passing heat generated rain shower.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low 70°. Gentle south southeast wind.

IMAGE: A morning view of a portion of Panama City Beach and the Gulf of Mexico from an Abbott Vacation Rentals property.

Several families from Cullman County are at the beach this weekend. Highs along the Gulf Cost will vary from 85°-90° with southeast winds from 3 to 9 mph. The UV Index will, of course, be extreme (12.0). Waves will vary from 1 to 2 ft. In height. Skies will be partly sunny. Classic August beach weather.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with a 20% chance of thunderstorms. High 90°.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High 90° or higher. Southwest winds to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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

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

Dewpoint: 70°
Humidity: 90%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 7.00 miles
Barometer: 30.20 inHg (steady)

Sunrise = 6:01 am
Sunset =7:45 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.7 to 10.5 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

Waning Gibbous = 53%
Set: 1:09 am
Rise: 12:19 pm

(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 4.4 (low-medium)

PM2.5 – 14.0 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 41.2 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 16.3 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 9.2 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.34 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 253 ppb (carbon monoxide)


Average Low = 65°
Average High = 92°
Average Rainfall = 0.11 inches
Record Low = 54° (1950)
Record High = 105° (1947)

Low = 64°
High = 91°
Rainfall Total = 3.29”
Snowfall Total = 0.00”
Record July Low = 48° (1992)
Record July High = 107° (2007)


1882 – A vivid aurora was visible from Oregon to Maine, down the east coast as far as Mayport FL, and inland as far as Wellington KS. Observers at Louisville KY noted merry dancers across the sky, and observers at Saint Vincent, MN, noted it was probably the most brilliant ever seen at that location. (The Weather Channel)

1930 – The temperature at Moorefield, WV, soared to 112 degrees to establish a state record, having reached 110 degrees the previous day. Widespread drought after April of that year caused some towns to haul water for domestic use, and many manufacturing plants were barely operational. (The Weather Channel)

1961 – Spokane, WA, reached an all-time record high of 108 degrees. Kalispell, MT, set an all-time record with a reading of 105 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

1980 – A record forty-two consecutive days of 100 degree heat finally came to an end at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. July 1980 proved to be the hottest month of record with a mean temperature of 92 degrees. There was just one day of rain in July, and there was no measurable rain in August. There were 18 more days of 100 degree heat in August, and four in September. Hot weather that summer contributed to the deaths of 1200 people nationally, and losses from the heat across the country were estimated at twenty billion dollars. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1987 – A cold front brought relief from the heat to a large part of the Midwest, while hot weather continued in the south central and eastern U.S. Morning thunderstorms in Nebraska deluged the town of Dalton with 8.71 inches of rain, along with hail three inches in diameter, which accumulated up to four feet deep near the town of Dix. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1988 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern Iowa to Lower Michigan during the afternoon and evening hours, producing golf ball size hail and spawning several tornadoes. A thunderstorm at Maquoketa, IA, produced wind gusts to 75 mph. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas to the Great Lakes Region, with 150 reports of large hail or damaging winds during the afternoon, evening, and nighttime hours. Thunderstorms produced tennis ball size hail at Claremont, MN, and wind gusts to 75 mph at Milwaukee, WI. Thunderstorms representing what once was Hurricane Chantal produced five inches of rain at Grant, MI, and deluged Chicago, IL, with more than three inches of rain in three hours. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)


CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Saturday August 4 2018

Timothy Collins

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