CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday August 8 2018

TODAY: Rain rain chances tick up to 50/50. Partly sunny. High near 89°. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Rainfall amounts up to three quarters of an inch are possible.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low 70°. Light south southwest winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

IMAGE: Good Hope Primary School is one of 29 Cullman county schools opening their doors for the start of the 2018-2019 school year today. Exciting day, countywide.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a high near 87. Southwest breeze. Chance of precipitation is even higher at 70%.

FRIDAY: Cloudy and rainy with a high near 86°. West wind 0 to 5 mph.

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

CLEAR – 71°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 69°
Humidity: 94%
Wind: South southwest 5 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.11 inHg (rising slightly)

Sunrise = 6:04 am
Sunset =7:41 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.9 to 10.0 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

Waning Gibbous = 12%
Set: 2:52 am
Rise: 5:26 pm

(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 3.9 (low-medium)

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 16 (excellent)
PM2.5 – 10.1 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 16.6 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 15.6 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 6.11 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 3.67 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 116 ppb (carbon monoxide)


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Average Low = 65°
Average High = 92°
Average Rainfall = 0.10 inches
Record Low = 54° (1974)
Record High = 103° (1930)

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


1878 – The temperature at Denver, CO, soars to an all-time record high of 105 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

1881 – A cloudburst and flash flood occurred at Central Springs, CO, and Idaho Springs, CO. (David Ludlum)

1882 – An August snowstorm was reported by a ship on Lake Michigan. A thick cloud reportedly burst on the decks covering them with snow and slush six inches deep. Snow showers were observed at shore points that day. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1983 – The temperature at Big Horn Basin, WY, reached 115 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – Thunderstorm rains in eastern Nebraska sent the Wahoo River and Ithica River above flood stage. Thunderstorm rains in western Iowa sent the Nishnabotna River over flood stage. Up to seven inches of rain deluged the Council Bluffs area Friday evening and Saturday morning. Thunderstorms produced 4.4 inches of rain in three hours Friday evening, along with golf ball size hail. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe weather from central Kansas to southern Wisconsin late in the day. Thunderstorms in Iowa produced hail three inches in diameter at Vinton, and produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Donohue and near Mount Pleasant. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – A total of ninety-nine cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Alpena MI with a reading of 40 degrees. Mount Mitchell NC was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 35 degrees. Early evening thunderstorms around Las Vegas NV produced wind gusts to 116 mph. The high winds damaged or destroyed about eighty- two aircraft at Henderson Sky Harbor Airport and McCarran International Airport, causing fourteen million dollars damage. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)


CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday August 8 2018

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