Mount Vernon News


Mount Vernon, Ohio

Friday 4:26 am


Wind: at mph



Breezy with rain


49° / 35 °

Breezy with rain



Showers of rain and snow
Showers of rain and snow

43° / 28 °


Sun mixing with clouds
Sun mixing with clouds

46° / 30 °


Partly sunny
Partly sunny

55° / 40 °


Windy with a bit of rain
Windy with a bit of rain

59° / 45 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
Spotty light rain showers moved slowly east across portions of the 
interior Northeast Thursday afternoon. A band of rain stretched from 
northern Illinois into northern Arkansas. Scattered rain showers 
moved slowly east across eastern Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern 
Michigan. Very spotty rain showers moved east through far southern 
Oklahoma and portions of central Texas. Scattered rain showers moved 
slowly northeast across Florida and far southern Georgia. Rain was 
persistent across northern Oregon, much of Washington state and 
northern Idaho.                    
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Stagnant Air Causes Deadly Smog in Donora, Pennsylvania...
--During late October of 1948, a strong and long-lasting temperature 
inversion in the town of Donora, Pennsylvania, produced a wall of 
smog that caused the death's of 20 people and sickened and additional 
7,000. A multitude of chemicals, including sulfuric acid, nitrogen 
dioxide and fluoride poured into the air from U.S. Steel Corp.'s zinc 
and steel mills. A layer of warm air formed over the top of a chilly 
air near the ground and caused the pollutants to become trapped over 
the city for five days.            
24 Hour Temperature Changes (2 PM WED/2 PM THU):
New York City, N.Y.: 70/58         
Buffalo, N.Y.: 54/48               
Boston, Mass.: 73/57               
Philadelphia, Pa.: 66/59           
Pittsburgh, Pa.: 54/48             
Richmond, Va.: 75/64               
Raleigh, N.C.: 75/65               
Charlotte, S.C.: 78/65             
Atlanta, Ga.: 71/63                
Tallahassee, Fla.: 80/68           
Mobile, Ala.: 79/69                
New Orleans, La.: 81/72            
24-Hour Rainfall as of 8:00 PM EDT (Inches)...
Gainesville, Fla.: 0.98            
Quillayute, Wash.: 0.98            
Stumpy Point, N.C., 0.80           
Hoquiam, Wash.: 0.78               
Coldest Temperature (F) of the Season Sep.-Oct. So Far
(Likely to be surpassed this weekend.)
Bangor, Maine                      31                                   
Boston, Mass.                      39                                    
New York City, N.Y.                42                                   
Philadelphia, Pa.                  39                                   
Pittsburgh, Pa.                    33                                   
State College, Pa.                 36                                   
Washington, D.C.                   44                                   
Richmond, Va.                      38                                   
Raleigh, N.C.                      39                                   
Charlotte, N.C.                    38                                   
Atlanta, Ga.                       43                                   
Memphis, Tenn.                     44                                   
Cleveland, Ohio                    32                                    
Detroit, Mich.                     32                                   
Indianapolis, Ind.                 34                                   
Chicago, Ill.                      33                                   
Milwaukee, Wis.                    33                                   
Minneapolis, Minn.                 31                                   
Buffalo, N.Y.                      34                                   
Charleston, W.Va.                  35
Columbus, Ohio                     38                                   
Paducah, Ky.                       34                                   
Mobile, Ala.                       44                                   
Tupelo, Miss.                      39                                 
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 94 at Phoenix, Arizona
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 13 at Angel Fire, New Mexico
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
Donora, PA         1948    Second consecutive year with a smog problem:
                           Smog disaster caused 20 deaths in the 
                           Monongahela Valley. Five-day inversion trapped
                           impurities in lower atmosphere.

Gulf Coast         1985    A total of 5-10 inches of rain (27th-30th)
                           common across coastal Texas and Louisiana from
                           Hurricane Juan.