CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday August 20 2018
CHANCE OF PASSING PM THUNDERSTORMS – 85°

TODAY: Scattered thunderstorms and rain likely (70°). A high temperature of 85° under mostly cloudy skies. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70% in amounts up to 1/2 inch.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK: Numerous thunderstorms are expected today and tonight, as a weak cold front moves across the region. A few storms could be strong to marginally severe, with localized damaging winds being the primary threat. The primary window for any severe activity will mainly be late this afternoon through midnight.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low near 70°. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation remains at 70%.

IMAGE: This Pivotal Weather map shows the deep upper atmosphere trough driving a surface front our way. This activity could bring passing thunderstorms to Cullman County late this afternoon and evening.

TUESDAY: Cloudy linger with a high near 86°. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50/50.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny with a high near 84°. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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

OVERCAST – 72°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 69°
Humidity: 91%
Wind: South 9
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.004 inHg (rising slightly)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:12 am
Sunset =7:28 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.6 to 9.4 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waxing Gibbous = 71%
Set: 1:13 am
Rise: 3:32 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 505.57
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 6.6 (medium)
Grass, Nettle, Ragweed

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 21 (Fair)
PM2.5 – 13.3 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 15.3 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 18.8 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 5.43 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.85 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 117 ppb (carbon monoxide)

THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 64°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.10 inches
Record Low = 56° (1943)
Record High = 103° (1999)

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

1886 – The town of Indianola, TX, was completely destroyed by a hurricane, and never rebuilt. (David Ludlum)

1910 – The big blow up of forest fires finally came to an end in Idaho. A record dry August fueled 1736 fires which burned three million acres destroying six billion board feet of timber. The fires claimed the lives of 85 persons, 78 of which were fire fighters, and consumed the entire town of Wallace. The smoke spread a third of the way around the world producing some dark days in the U.S. and Canada. The forest fires prompted federal fire protection laws. (David Ludlum)

1987 – Half a dozen cities in the Central Plains Region reported record high temperatures for the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 102 degrees, and Goodland KS with a high of 104 degrees. Hill City KS reached 106
degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

1988 – Sheridan, WY, reported a record hot temperature reading of 100 degrees. Evening thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail near Fortuna ND, and wind gusts to 70 mph near Webster SD. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – Early morning thunderstorms produced heavy rain in southeast Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma, with up to six inches reported around Tulsa OK. Some roads in the Tulsa area were closed by water 10 to 12 feet deep. Evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Thunderstorms produced winds gusts to 75 mph in Major County OK, and hail two inches in diameter at Jennings KS. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

 

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday August 20 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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