Mount Vernon News
WNZR Lifeline 2015


Mount Vernon, Ohio


Wednesday 1:26 pm



Wind: W at 8 mph

Pressure: 29.97


A little morning snow


36° / 12 °

A little morning snow



A little morning snow
A little morning snow

20° / -4 °


Plenty of sunshine
Plenty of sunshine

25° / 18 °


Cloudy and not as cold
Cloudy and not as cold

38° / 22 °


Low clouds and chilly
Low clouds and chilly

41° / 27 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
-A winter storm shifted from the Midwest to the Northeast yesterday, 
spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain from Chicago to Boston. This 
caused widespread travel delays at airports and on the roads. More 
than 1,000 flights were delayed and more than 400 canceled at 
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport alone with hundreds more 
between Philadelphia International and Newark Liberty and LaGuardia 
in New York City. Warmer air surging from the south allowed for the 
morning's wintry weather across the lower Midwest to change over to 
rain by the end of the day with temperatures topping out in the 60s 
as far north as West Virginia.     
-Much of the Deep South was dry yesterday with temperatures well above 
normal. This included New Orleans reaching 80 F, falling just 3 
degrees shy of reaching their record high for the date.
-Below-normal temperatures were the theme across the Plains with snow 
and blowing snow across the northern Plains and rain showers over the 
southern Plains. Snow showers were also seen over the Four Corners 
with dry weather along the West Coast.
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Remembering Inaugurations During Weather Extremes
-Heavy snow was the story on this date in 1909 for the inauguration of 
President Taft as a storm dropped 9.8 inches of wet snow on 
Washington, D.C. This snow not only led to travel disruptions, but 
also interfered with the communication of the event. Four years later 
for the inauguration of President Wilson, the District climbed to 55 
degrees, making it the warmest inauguration on record.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 a.m. EST Wednesday:
-Henderson, KY:      1.48"              
-Paducah, KY:        1.40"                
-Cincinnati, OH:     1.36"             
-Evansville, IN:     1.34"             
-Cape Girardeau, MO: 1.24"         
-Huntingburg, IN:    1.14"            
-Metropolis, IL:     1.09"             
-Wilmington, OH:     1.01"             
-Poplar Bluff, MO:   0.94"           
-Madisonville, KY:   0.89"           
-Cairo, IL:          0.85"                  
-Hamilton, OH:       0.84"               
-Lancaster, OH:      0.80"              
-Parkersburg, WV:    0.76"            
-Montgomery, AL:     0.75"             
-Newark, OH:         0.71"                 
-Zanesville, OH:     0.69"             
-Somerset, KY:       0.64"               
Some Snowfall Totals from Tuesday: 
Richmond, RI     4.5"                                   
Pine Plains, NY  4.0"                               
Homer, NY        3.8"                               
Southington, CT  3.6"                               
Acushnet, MA     3.5"                               
Worcester, MA    3.2"                               
Warren, RI       3.1"                               
Warwick, RI      3.0"                               
Wakefield, RI    2.8"                               
Providence, RI   2.7"                               
Narragansett, RI 2.6"                               
Cranston, RI     2.5"                               
Syracuse, NY     2.4"                               
Westborough, MA  2.3"                               
Binghamton, NY   2.2"                               
Framingham, MA   2.1"                               
New Bedford, MA  2.0"                               
Oneonta, NY      1.9"                               
Springfield, MA  1.8"                               
Arlington, MA    1.7"                               
Boston, MA       1.6"                               
Quincy, MA       1.5"                               
Newport, RI      1.4"                                   
Somerville, MA   1.3"                               
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Yesterday  88 at Marco Island, Florida
National Low  Yesterday -19 at Saranac Lake, New York
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
Washington, D.C.   1909    President Taft was inaugurated during a furious
                           storm; 9.8 inches of wet snow disrupted travel
                           and communications. The snow equalled 2.90
                           inches of water in 24 hours.

Brownsville, Texas 1983    A high of 100 degrees; earliest 100-degree day
                           ever for the city.