CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday August 6 2018
ONE OF THE HOTTEST DAYS OF 2018 = 93°

TODAY: Mostly sunny. High temperature 93°. Heat Index = 100°+. Minimal southwest winds. 20% chance of a random heat-generated PM storm.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a low around 70°. Calm wind.

IMAGE: The satellite show the band of hot weather running down into Cullman County.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High near 92°. Southwest wind up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY: Rain chances tick up to 50/50. Partly sunny. High near 90°. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

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

CLEAR – 67°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 66°
Humidity: 97%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.23 inHg (rising slightly)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:02 am
Sunset =7:43 pm

UV INTENSITY = 7.1 to 10.3 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waning Gibbous = 31%
Set: 1:10 am
Rise: 3:16 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 506.96
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 4.6 (low-medium)
Grass

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 32 (fair)
PM2.5 – 13.8 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 35.4 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 11.6 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 9.7 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.16 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 190 ppb (carbon monoxide)

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THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 65°
Average High = 92°
Average Rainfall = 0.10 inches
Record Low = 54° (1974)
Record High = 100° (1930)

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

THIS DAY WEATHER HISTORY

1890 – Thunderstorms left four inches of hail covering the ground in Adair County and Union County in Iowa. The hail drifted into six foot mounds, and in some places remained on the ground for twenty- six days. (The Weather Channel)

1918 – Unusually hot weather began to overspread the Atlantic Coast States, from the Carolinas to southern New England. The temp- erature soared to an all-time record high of 106 degrees at Washington D.C., and Cumberland and Keedysville hit 109 degrees to establish a state record for Maryland. Temperatures were above normal east of the Rockies that month, with readings much above normal in the Lower Missouri Valley. Omaha NE reached 110 degrees. (David Ludlum)

1959 – A bucket survey showed that thunderstorms dropped 16.70 inches of rain on parts of Decatur County IA. The total was accepted as Iowa’s 24 hour rainfall record. (The Weather Channel)

1986 – Evening thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 100 mph at Winner SD damaging two hundred homes. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1987 – Afternoon thunderstorms deluged Milwaukee, WI, with 6.84 inches of rain, including more than five inches in two hours, breaking all previous rainfall records for the city. Floodwaters were four feet deep at the Milwaukee County Stadium, and floodwaters filled the basement of the main terminal at the airport. Flooding caused 5.9 million dollars damage, and claimed the life of one person. Death Valley, CA, reported a morning low of 97 degrees. A midday thunderstorm deluged Birmingham AL with nearly six inches of rain in one hour. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Severe thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in Pennsylvania and New York State. A cold front crossing the northwestern U.S. produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Livingston MT. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from northwestern Texas to the Southern Appalachians, and in the northeastern U.S. There were 136 reports of large hail or damaging winds during the day and evening. Thunderstorms in the Southern Plains Region produced tennis ball size hail northwest of Buffalo OK, and wind gusts to 100 mph at Pampa TX. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday August 6 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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