CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Friday August 24 2018
DAYTIME HEAT RETURNS FOR WEEKEND – 88°

TODAY: Mostly sunny. High 88°. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Lowest humidity levels of the summer.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low 70°. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

IMAGE: Cullman Drum Circle gathers tonight from 5 to 7 pm at Sportsman Lake Park. Come out and bang a drum, bucket, cook pot, garbage can, boomwhacker, or any other item that can be used as a percussion instrument. 

SATURDAY: Partly sunny with heat returning in full. 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 FRIDAY current conditions at the Cullman Regional Folsom Field (KCMD) weather station:

SOME FOG – 64°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 56°
Humidity: 77%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.12 inHg (rising quickly)

SUNLIGHT
Sunrise = 6:15 am
Sunset =7:23 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.1 to 9.3 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

MOON
Waxing Gibbous = 96%
Set: 4:27 am
Rise: 6:34 pm

WATER LEVEL SMITH LAKE = 505.13
(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 9.2 (medium-high)
Grass, Nettle, Ragweed

AIR QUALITY INDEX = 21 (Fair)
PM2.5 – 11.9 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 23.1 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 24.4 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 5.57 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 2.25 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 222 ppb (carbon monoxide)

THIS DAY IN CULLMAN WEATHER HISTORY
Average Low = 63°
Average High = 91°
Average Rainfall = 0.11 inches
Record Low = 49° (1997)
Record High = 105° (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

1906 – A cloudburst deluged Guinea, VA, with more than nine inches of rain in just forty minutes. (David Ludlum)

1968 – Lightning struck the Crawford County fairgrounds in northwest Pennsylvania killing two persons and injuring 72 others. (The Weather Channel)

1987 – Autumn-like weather prevailed across the north central and northeastern U.S. Seven cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Saint Cloud MN with a low of 37 degrees. Temperatures in Florida soared to 98 degrees at Pensacola and 99 degrees at Jacksonville. Thunderstorms produced heavy rain in the Southern High Plains Region, with 5.40 inches at Union NM, and 7.25 inches reported west of Anthony NM. (The National Weather Summary)

1988 – Thunderstorms in the Delaware Valley of eastern Pennsylvania produced wind gusts to 95 mph around Philadelphia, and gusts to 100 mph at Warminster. A tropical depression drenched the Cabo Rojo area of southwestern Puerto Rico with up to ten inches of rain. San Juan received 5.35 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1989 – Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in eastern Montana and western sections of the Dakotas. Thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to 76 mph at Jordan, and golf ball size hail at Rock Springs, which collected three to four feet deep in ditches. Lewiston ID reported a record 1.50 inches of rain for the date, and a record rainfall total for August of 2.63 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

 

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Friday August 24 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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