100+ Ten Days in a Row

| August 7, 2007 @ 10:44 am | 3 Replies

This is a story of a text-book example of an Alabama heat wave and drought.

We all know that a heat wave and drought often travel together. Look at these official daily temperatures for Cullman in July, 1952:

99 on July 20
100 July 21
101 July 22
103 July 23
105 July 24
103 July 26
103 July 27
105 July 28
108 July 29
110 July 30
100 July 31

At Muscle Shoals, in NW Alabama, only 3.83 inches of rain was recorded from June through August. That is an average of only 1.28 per month during our three prime thunderstorm months.

The 110 at Cullman on that July 30 is three degrees hotter than Birmingham’s all-time high of 107 on July 29, 1930. Birmingham had 106 in the July, 1952 heat.

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