CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday August 23 2018

TODAY: Sunny. High 84°. North winds at 5 mph.

TONIGHT: Chilly. Mostly clear with a low around 62°. Calm.

IMAGE: Calvin McNabb and Francisco Avata anchor a Cold Springs Eagle football team that opens the season tonight at Cranford Stricklin Stadium. They renew their historic rivalry with the Meek Tigers.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. High 87°. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny with heat returning. High 90°. Gentle southeast wind.

SUNDAY: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny with a high near 92°.

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

SOME FOG – 60°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 59°
Humidity: 96%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 5.00 miles
Barometer: 30.12 inHg (rising quickly)

Sunrise = 6:14 am
Sunset =7:24 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.0 to 9.4 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

Waxing Gibbous = 92%
Set: 3:35 am
Rise:5:54 pm

(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 8.8 (medium-high)
Grass, Nettle, Ragweed

PM2.5 – 16.0 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 30.6 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 24.1 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 4.76 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 1.64 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 223 ppb (carbon monoxide)

Average Low = 65°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.11 inches
Record Low = 4i° (1950)
Record High = 105° (2007)

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


1906 – Thunderstorms deluged Kansas City, MO, with six inches of rain during the early morning, including nearly three inches in thirty minutes. (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)

1921 – Denver, CO, was drenched with 2.20 inches of rain in one hour, a record for that location. (The Weather Channel)

1933 – The Chesapeake-Potomac hurricane moved over Norfolk VA and Washington D.C. A tide seven feet above normal flooded businesses in Norfolk, and damage in Maryland was estimated at seventeen million dollars. (David Ludlum)

1970 – Dry thunderstorms ignited more than one hundred fires in the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forests of Washington State. Hot, dry, and windy weather spread the fires, a few of which burned out of control through the end of the month. More than 100,000 acres burned. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – A cold front brought autumn-like weather to the Northern and Central Plains Region. Afternoon highs were in the 50s and 60s across parts of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska that just two days earlier were in the 90s or above 100 degrees. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. (The National Weather Summary)

1988 – Thunderstorms produced hail an inch in diameter, wind gusts to 64 mph, and 2.62 inches of rain at Tucson AZ resulting in three million dollars damage. Cool weather prevailed in the northeastern U.S. Hartford CT reported a record low of 42 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 – Thunderstorms produced heavy rain with flash flooding in West Virginia. Pickens, WV, reported 4.80 inches of rain in 24 hours. Evening thunderstorms in Mississippi deluged Alta Woods with 4.25 inches of rain in less than an hour. Thunderstorms also produced heavy rain in southeastern Kentucky, and flooding was reported along Big Creek and along Stinking Creek. The Stinking Creek volunteer fire department reported water levels 12 to 14 feet above bank full. Fort Worth TX hit the 100 degree mark for the first time all year. Strong winds ushering cool air into northwest Utah gusted to 70 mph, raising clouds of dust in the salt flats. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday August 23 2018

Timothy Collins

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