Mount Vernon News



Mount Vernon, Ohio


Tuesday 12:26 am



Wind: SSW at 6 mph

Pressure: 29.97


A thunderstorm in spots

A thunderstorm in spots

83° 69 °




Heavy thunderstorms
Heavy thunderstorms

80° 59 °



Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny

83° 59 °



Mostly sunny and warm
Mostly sunny and warm

86° 67 °



Partly sunny, a t-storm
Partly sunny, a t-storm

87° 61 °


NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
It was a warm, humid and stormy Sunday across much of the East 
yesterday with some storms producing gusty winds around the I-95 
corridor. Lightning from one thunderstorms that tracked over New York 
City struck three people in the Bronx while storms around Washington, 
D.C. brought down trees and power lines. Heavy downpours also 
accompanied the thunderstorms in the East which led to several 
incidents of flooding. One thunderstorm even produced an EF0 tornado 
in Worchester, Massachusetts. Thunderstorms also rumbled across the 
northern Plains yesterday afternoon with severe thunderstorms 
erupting from Minnesota to Kansas. Winds as strong as 80 mph and hail 
as large as tennis balls were seen with the worst of the storms, but 
fortunately there were no confirmed reports of tornadoes. It was a 
dry day across the balance of the nation with near 100-degree heat 
over the southern Plains and near-normal temperatures across the West.
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Tropical Storm Elena Hits Houston  
Today marks the anniversary of when Tropical Storm Elena impacted 
Houston, Texas, on this date in 1979. A thunderstorm associated with 
Elena unleashed a lightning bolt at the Houston ship channel dock 
which hit an oil tanker and set off an explosion. Three people died 
as a result of the explosion. Oily raindrops fell on a residential 
area downwind from the explosion.  
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
Severe Weather Reports Sunday:     
--Kyle, South Dakota, had a wind gust to 64 mph.
--Tennis-ball sized hail fell 4 miles west of Beloit, Kansas.
--60-mph wind gust in Moville, Iowa.
--62-mph wind gust in Sarasota, Florida.
--Steamy air spreading from the Ohio Valley to the Great Lakes spread 
a swath of heavy rain over western and central Ohio on Sunday. Most 
of the excessive rainfall stretched from north of Cincinnati to 
Columbus. In hard-hit Greene County, rainfall of 5.2 inches was 
measured at Shawnee Lake near Jamestown. Rainfall of 5 inches was 
also measured a little east of Xenia. A number of roads in the area 
were under water. South of Dayton, rainfall was 3.47 inches outside 
of Springboro with flooding also reported in the area. Top rainfall 
reached at least 3.3 inches in the city of Hamilton. Greater Columbus 
was not spared, rainfall reaching to at least 2.79 inches at Dublin.
--In Illinois, flooding rainfall of 3.4 inches was observed early on 
Sunday east of Carlock, McLean County Iroquois County, rainfall of 
3.9 inches was measured outside of Milford. Flooding was reported on 
some roads here.                   
--An early morning cloudburst dumped 3.93 inches of rain on the west 
side of Valdosta, Georgia. At the Valdosta Regional Airport, rainfall 
was 3.3 inches.                    
--A sharp rise in humidity made for a warm, sticky Saturday night. 
Lows as of Sunday were commonly 10-15 F higher than those of early 
Saturday. In parts of New Jersey, the difference was 20 F.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals Ending at 1 a.m. EDT (in inches):
Worcester, MA                      2.41                                   
Columbus, OH                       2.38                                   
Salina, KS                         2.27                                   
Angleton, TX                       2.17                                   
Wilmington, OH                     2.12                                   
Ames, IA                           2.10                                   
Marshalltown, IA                   2.10                                   
Barnwell, SC                       2.02                                   
Bay City, TX                       1.88                                   
Des Moines, IA                     1.85                                   
Jackson, KY                        1.85                                   
Farmington, MO                     1.85                                   
Jamestown, NY                      1.84                                   
Denison, IA                        1.82                                   
Massena, NY                        1.78                                   
Clearfield, PA                     1.74                                   
Alma, GA                           1.70                                   
Great Bend, KS                     1.63                                   
Washington, PA                     1.61                                   
Hutchinson, MN                     1.55                                   
Algona, IA                         1.54                               
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Yesterday 115 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday 34 at Truckee, California
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
Los Angeles        1955    The temperature reached 110 degrees, making
                           this their hottest day ever.

Milwaukee, Wis.    1988    Hottest summer on record. Six days of 100
                           degrees or greater and 36 days of 90 or above.
                           The average temperature of 73.8 beat the old
                           record of 72.8 set in 1921. The normal average
                           temperature for a summer in Milwaukee is 68.3