CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday August 28 2018

TODAY: Mostly cloudy skies today with a 50/50 chance of thunderstorms an light rains. Temperature should reach into the middle 80’s South winds around 5 mph.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low around 70°. South winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

IMAGE: We are dry across Cullman County with virtually no appreciable areawide rains over the last month. A little precipitation everywhere would be very welcome.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 90°. South wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90’s. South winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

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

CLEAR – 69°
24-hour Rain Total – 0.00”

Dewpoint: 67°
Humidity: 94%
Wind: Calm
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.17 inHg (rising)

Sunrise = 6:19 am
Sunset =7:16 pm

UV INTENSITY = 6.0 to 9.0 (very high)
peak at 1 pm

Waning Gibbous = 91%
Set: 9:05 am
Rise: 9:21 pm

(full pool = 510’)

POLLEN = 9.1 (high)
Grass, Chenopods, Ragweed

PM2.5 – 11.0 μg/m³ (small atmospheric particulate matter)
PM10 – 27.9 μg/m³ (big atmospheric particulate matter)
O₃ – 40.4 ppb (ozone)
NO₂ – 1.59 ppb (nitrogen dioxide)
SO₂ – 1.02 ppb (sulfur dioxide)
CO – 86.9 ppb (carbon monoxide)

Average Low = 62°
Average High = 90°
Average Rainfall = 0.13 inches
Record Low = 48° (1992)
Record High = 103° (2000)

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


1962 – Hackberry, LA, was deluged with twenty-two inches of rain in 24 hours, establishing a state record.

1965 – A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH. Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many location it was the earliest freeze of record.

1987 – Some of the most powerful thunderstorms in several years developed over the piedmont of North Carolina, and marched across central sections of the state during the late afternoon and evening hours. Baseball size hail was reported around Albemarle, while thunderstorm winds downed giant trees around High Falls.

1988 – Cool air invaded the north central U.S. Ten cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Bismarck ND with a reading of 33 degrees. Deerfield, a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota, reported a low of 23 degrees. The remnants of Tropical Storm Chris drenched eastern Pennsylvania with up to five and a half inches of rain, and produced high winds which gusted to 90 mph, severely damaging a hundred boats in Anne Arundel County MD

1989 – Evening thunderstorms produced destructive lightning in West Virginia. The lightning caused widespread damage, particularly in Doddridge County. Numerous trees were downed closing many roads. Fire companies had a difficult time tending to the many homes and trailers on fire. Anchorage AK reported a record 9.60 inches of rain for the month of August. The average annual precipitation for Anchorage is just slightly more than fifteen inches. Three day rainfall totals in northwest Missouri ranged up to 8.20 inches at Maryville.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaquemines Parish in southeastern Louisiana early on the 29th with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph, a strong category-three, and the third most-intense landfalling hurricane in U.S. history. The center of the hurricane passed just east of New Orleans, where winds gusted over 100 mph. Widespread devastation and unprecedented flooding occurred, submerging at least 80 percent of the city as levees failed. Farther east, powerful winds and a devastating storm surge of 20-30 feet raked the Mississippi coastline, including Gulfport and Biloxi, where Gulf of Mexico floodwaters spread several miles inland. Rainfall amounts of 8-10 inches were common along and to the east of the storm’s path. Katrina weakened to a tropical storm as it tracked northward through Mississippi and gradually lost its identity as it moved into the Tennessee Valley on the 30th.


CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Wednesday August 28 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

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