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Mount Vernon, Ohio

SUNNY

Saturday 4:26 pm

SUNNY

77°

Wind: CLM at 0 mph

Pressure: 30.03

today

Pleasant with sunshine

 

76° / 52 °

Pleasant with sunshine

 

sunday

Cloudy, cooler; p.m. rain
Cloudy, cooler; p.m. rain

64° / 55 °

monday

A couple of thunderstorms
A couple of thunderstorms

64° / 39 °

tuesday

Breezy with sunshine
Breezy with sunshine

56° / 40 °

wednesday

Mostly sunny and breezy
Mostly sunny and breezy

53° / 36 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
 
A couple morning showers impacted the Northeast on Friday morning 
before an area of high pressure built across the region. Skies 
remained mostly cloudy for the majority of the region. Portions of 
western New York and Pennsylvania broke into sunshine during the 
afternoon.                         
 
Across the South, spotty downpours impacted the Gulf Coast states. A 
couple showers and thunderstorms impacted central Florida.
As an upper-level low continued to spin across the Four Corners, 
thunderstorms developed once again across the Plains. Some storms 
became severe across Texas, Oklahoma, western Kansas and northeastern 
Colorado. Tornadoes were spotted across northeastern Colorado, 
western Kansas and South Texas. The heaviest rainfall occurred across 
southeastern Texas. Pasadena, Texas, received 3.6 inches of rain in 
30 minutes from a heavy thunderstorm. Approximately 65 homes were 
flooded in La Porte, Texas, due to the heavy rainfall. Rain also 
impacted areas from Nebraska to South Dakota.
 
Snow continued to add up across the Colorado Rockies and southern 
Wyoming. As temperatures began to rise, snow changed to rain across 
the lower elevations of Colorado.  
The Midwest and West Coast were dry on Friday.
 
 
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
 
Midwest/Great Lakes Tornado Outbreak Anniversary...
 
On this date in 1880, a great tornado swarm broke out across 
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan
and Indiana. There were 24+ funnels with 160+ killed; 92 dead and
$1 million damage in Marshfield, Missouri. At El Paso, Arkansas,
the bodies of one family were carried nearly a mile.                     
 
 
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
 
--1.75-inch diameter hail fell near View, Texas, during Friday 
afternoon.                         
 
--A funnel cloud was observed near Albany, Texas, during Friday 
afternoon; 1.25-inch diameter hail fell with the storm.
 
--1.00-inch diameter hail fell near San Angelo, Texas, during Friday 
morning. Thunderstorm wind gusts to 58 mph occurred.
 
--1.00-inch diameter hail fell near Wall, Texas, during Friday 
morning.                           
 
24-Hour Rainfall Totals Ending at 2 a.m. EDT (inches):
 
Houston, TX                        4.12                               
 
 
Pleasanton, TX                     2.28                               
 
 
Victoria, TX                       1.97                               
 
 
Corpus Christi, TX                 1.89                               
 
 
Dallas, TX                         1.27                               
 
 
Altus, OK                          1.72                               
 
 
Grove, OK                          1.23                               
 
 
El Reno, OK                        1.04                               
 
 
Hill City, KS                      0.61                               
 
 
Wichita, KS                        0.52                               
 
 
Sidney, NE                         2.31                               
 
 
Ord, NE                            1.49                               
 
 
Kimball, NE                        1.46                               
 
 
Scottsbluff, NE                    1.18                               
 
 
Pine Ridge, SD                     0.51                               
 
 
Boothville, LA                     0.73                               
 
 
Lake Charles, LA                   0.69                               
 
 
Meridian, MS                       1.62                               
 
 
Tupelo, MS                         1.32                               
 
 
Greenwood, MS                      0.96                               
 
 
Bentonville, AR                    1.11                               
 
 
Searcy, AR                         0.93                               
 
 
Fort Benning, GA                   2.27                               
 
 
Columbus, GA                       1.24                               
 
 
 
DAILY EXTREMES                     
 
National High Yesterday 94 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday 9 at Angel Fire, New Mexico
 
 
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APRIL 18

PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
________________________________________________________________________________
Northeast          1976    Heat wave in Northeast; the high of 95 degrees in
                           Washington, D.C., tied the April record, while the
                           94-degree reading in Philadelphia, Pa.,
                           set a new April record.

SE Virginia        1983    Snowfalls of 4 inches at Hampton and 3 inches at
                           Newport News were the heaviest snowfalls on record so
                           late in the season).