CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday August 16 2018

TODAY: Mostly sunny. A high temperature of 92°. Light south-southwest winds. Chance of afternoon/evening precipitation is 20%. Heat Index will approach 100° in parts of Cullman County.

TONIGHT: Increasing clouds with a low around 70°. South wind around 5 mph. Very slight chance of a random rain shower.

IMAGE: These gifted time-period specific actors from Wallace State were highlighted at Mayor Woody Jacobs press conference yesterday. The well-attended gathering announced this year’s ‘War On Terror’ themed Veterans Day Celebration on November 3rd at Cullman Regional Airport. Over 10,000 people took part in 2017.

FRIDAY: A little cooler and mostly cloudy. Rain chances jump up to 60% with up to one-half of an inch possible. Light southwest wind.

SATURDAY: A near repeat of Friday with even higher rain chances (70%).

SUNDAY: Clouds remain with a 50/50 chance of more rain. A high temperature of 86°. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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

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

Dewpoint: 71°
Humidity: 96%
Wind: South 7
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.12 inHg (rising)

Sunrise = 6:09 am
Sunset =7:33 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.8 to 9.6 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

Waxing Crescent = 32%
Set: 11:45 am
Rise: 11:18 pm

(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 7.40 (medium)
Grass & Chenopods
The chenopod count continues to rise. Allergy sufferers should root for weekend rains to damp this down.

PM2.5 – 23.6 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 23.1 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 123.6 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 4.98 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.30 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 167 ppb (carbon monoxide)

Average Low = 64°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.09 inches
Record Low = 52° (1979)
Record High = 106° (2007)

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


1777 – The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)

1909 – A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather Channel)

1916 – Altapass, NC, was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons. Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI. Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD. Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60 inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday August 16 2018

Timothy Collins

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