Mount Vernon News
First Knox National Bank, a division of Park National Inc.


Mount Vernon, Ohio


Wednesday 12:26 am



Wind: CLM at 0 mph

Pressure: 30.05


Partly sunny and warm


88° / 67 °

Partly sunny and warm



Partly sunny
Partly sunny

89° / 68 °


Sunny and less humid
Sunny and less humid

83° / 61 °


Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny

83° / 63 °


A thunderstorm in spots
A thunderstorm in spots

83° / 59 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
-A very summerlike day kicked off the last week of July across the 
East with warm and humid conditions paired with spotty afternoon 
thunderstorms. This is a taste of what is to come later in the week, 
particularly in the Northeast, with a heat wave set to unfold. Much 
hotter weather was experienced across the Plains with temperatures 
climbing well into the 90s in many areas and some spots even touching 
the 100-degree mark. Dallas was one of the cities to hit the triple 
digits, making for the second 100-degree day in a row after not 
hitting the 100-degree benchmark at all earlier in the year. This 
heat helped feed into the storm system ejecting out of the Rockies 
and into the northern Plains, sparking severe weather during the 
afternoon. The storms focused on Montana and the western Dakotas late 
in the day and into the evening with winds gusting past 70 mph in 
several storms.                    
-While heat, humidity and some thunderstorms impacted people across 
the eastern and central parts of the United States, the West Coast 
remained seasonably dry with temperatures right around normal for the 
last week of July.                 
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Remembering Hard Hitting Hailstorm 
-An intense hailstorm pounded the business district of Chicago on this 
date in 1898. Numerous horses panicked and bolted, injuring several 
people. None of the injuries were due to the hail hitting anyone. An 
11-ounce stone was the largest measured.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
Record Highs from Monday:          
-Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, tied the record of 92 degrees, 
originally set way back in 1894.   
-Honolulu, Hawaii, tied the record of 91 degrees, originally set in 
1984 and first tied in 1987 and again in 1995.
Some Severe Weather Reports from Monday:
-Strong winds downed large trees near Tomhegan Camps in Rockwood, 
-Strong winds snapped a few trees and peeled back tin roofing several 
feet in St. Clair County, Illinois.
-A 59-mph wind gust occurred at the airport in Riverton, Wyoming. A 
few trees and one power line was blown down in the city of Riverton.
-A 67-mph wind gust occurred in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
-A 62-mph wind gust was measured at the airport in Casper, Wyoming.
-A 74-mph wind gust was recorded at the airport in Greybull, Wyoming.
-A tree was blown down onto a house in Jackson, Missouri.
-A 73-mph wind gust was measured at the airport in Rapid City, South 
-An 85-mph wind gust occurred in Sheridan County, Montana.
-Indianapolis, Indiana, had 0.01 of an inch of rain on Monday, 
bringing the monthly total to 13.14 inches. The all-time record (for 
any month) was previously 13.12 inches set in July 1875.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 A.M. EDT Tuesday:
Cross City, FL     2.87"                              
Springfield, OH    2.38"                              
Chincoteague, VA   2.14"                              
Knoxville, IA      1.72"                              
Fort Dodge, IA     1.71"                              
Tampa, FL          1.70"                              
Hanover, VA        1.66"                              
Salisbury, MD      1.53"                              
Havre, MT          1.37"                              
Clearwater, FL     1.31"                              
Custer, SD         1.28"                              
Des Moines, IA     1.26"                              
Birmingham, AL     1.26"                              
Denison, IA        1.24"                              
Chamberlain, SD    1.23"                              
St. Petersburg, FL 1.22"                              
Ames, IA           1.13"                              
Creston, IA        1.06"                              
Mt. Sterling, KY   1.01"                              
Sarasota, FL       0.97"                              
Danville, VA       0.82"                              
Dover, DE          0.82"                              
Helena, MT         0.78"                              
Centerville, IA    0.77"                              
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Yesterday 112 at Bullhead City, Arizona
National Low  Yesterday  30 at Tuolumne Meadows, California
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
New England        1949    Heat wave in New England; the hight temperature
                           in Greenville, R.I., reached 102 degrees.

Atlantic           1990    Hurricane Bertha formed 450 miles east of
                           Jacksonville, Fla. Maximum sustained winds
                           were clocked at 75 mph with gusts to 90 mph.