CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday August 9 2018
DODGED RAIN YESTERDAY. WILL WE GO 0 FOR 2 TODAY? – 88°

TODAY: Partly sunny skies with a high near 88. Variable west southwest winds up to 10 mph. We dodged substantial rain Wednesday. Will we be as lucky today? Chance of precipitation is even higher at 70% with the possibility of up 3/4” possible according to NWS.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low 68°. South southwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

IMAGE: This Pivotal Weather map show the expected 7 day amounts of precipitation. Some areas could get less, some much more, as unstable atmospherics are present.

FRIDAY: Cloudy and elevated rain chances with a high near 85°. Gentle west wind.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High near 88. West northwest winds up to 5 mph. Chances of light rain linger.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High 88. Chance of PM storm is 40%.

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

CLEAR – 69°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 67°
Humidity: 89%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.07 inHg (steady)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:04 am
Sunset =7:40 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.2 to 10.1 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waning Gibbous = 6%
Set: 3:54 am
Rise: 6:26 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 506.63
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 2.2 (low-medium)
Grass

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 22 (excellent)
PM2.5 – 9.8 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 24.3 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 9.3 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 7.71 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 4.11 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 116 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° (1976)
Record High = 102° (2007)

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

1878 – The second most deadly tornado in New England history struck Wallingford CT killing 34 persons, injuring 100 others, and completely destroying thirty homes. The tornado started as a waterspout over a dam on the Quinnipiac River. It was 400 to 600 feet wide, and had a short path length of two miles. (The Weather Channel)

1969 – A tornado hit Cincinnati OH killing four persons and causing fifteen million dollars property damage. The tornado moved in a southeasterly direction at 40 to 50 mph. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – Florida baked in the summer heat. Nine cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Jacksonville with a reading of 101 degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 98 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

1988 – Tropical Storm Beryl deluged Biloxi with 6.32 inches of rain in 24 hours, and in three days drenched Pascagoula MS with 15.85 inches of rain. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Southern Plains Region and over the Central High Plains Region. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 92 mph at Harrah. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – Evening thunderstorms in Arizona deluged Yuma with record torrential rains for the second time in two weeks. The rainfall total of 5.25 inches at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot established a state 24 hour record, and was nearly double the normal annual rainfall. Some of the homes were left with four feet of water in them. Seventy-six cities in the south central and eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Lake Charles LA equalled their record for August with a low of 61 degrees. Canaan Valley WV was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 32 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

 

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday August 9 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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