CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Tuesday August 21 2018

TODAY: Cloudy linger with a high near 85°. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50/50.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected today as a cold front pushes through the region. The highest chances will exist along and east of Interstate 65. This activity will begin to taper off by mid-to-late afternoon.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

IMAGE: Cullman County High School Football takes the spotlight today during Media Day at the Board of Education Office. Fairview travels to West Point to kick off the season on Thursday night.

WEDNESDAY: Clouds continue to dominate the skies with a high near 84°. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Sunny. High 85°. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

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

24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”
(0.08” in Hanceville)

Dewpoint: 69°
Humidity: 90%
Wind: South 8 mph
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.02 inHg (rising slightly)

Sunrise = 6:13 am
Sunset =7:27 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.9 to 9.3 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

Waxing Gibbous = 79%
Set: 1:57 am
Rise: 4:23 pm

(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 8.3 (medium-high)
Grass, Nettle, Ragweed

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 16 (Excellent)
PM2.5 – 6.13 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 11.1 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 20.5 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 3.40 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 1.22 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 117 ppb (carbon monoxide)

Average Low = 63°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.10 inches
Record Low = 55° (1943)
Record High = 102° (1983)

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


1883 – A tornado hit Rochester, MN, killing 31 persons and wrecking 1351 dwellings. (David Ludlum)

1888 – A tornado swarm occurred in Maryland and Delaware. Many waterspouts were seen over Chesapeake Bay. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders – 1987)

1918 – A tornado struck Tyler, MN, killing 36 persons and destroying most of the business section of the town resulting in a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)

1983 – The temperature at Fayetteville, NC, soared to 110 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – Early morning thunderstorms produced severe weather in eastern Iowa and west central Illinois. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 82 mph at Moline IL, and tennis ball size hail at Independence IA. Rock Island IL was drenched with 3.70 inches of rain. Total damage for the seven county area of west central Illinois was estimated at twelve million dollars. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 – Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Iowa, produced wind gusts to 63 mph in the Council Bluffs area, and drenched Sioux Center IA with up to 6.61 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from Kansas to Minnesota and North Dakota. Thunderstorms in Minnesota produced baseball size hail from Correll to north of Appleton. Thunderstorms in north central Kansas produced wind gusts higher than 100 mph at Wilson Dam. Thunderstorms around Lincoln NE produced baseball size hail and up to five inches of rain, and Boone NE was deluged with five inches of rain in an hour and a half. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Tuesday August 21 2018

Timothy Collins

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