Mount Vernon News



Mount Vernon, Ohio


Tuesday 9:26 pm



Wind: SSW at 3 mph

Pressure: 30.06


Mostly sunny; very warm

Mostly sunny; very warm

89° 69 °




Showers, heavy t-storms
Showers, heavy t-storms

79° 58 °



Less humid with some sun
Less humid with some sun

77° 52 °



Sunny and pleasant
Sunny and pleasant

80° 56 °



A p.m. thunderstorm
A p.m. thunderstorm

82° 65 °


NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
-Sultry air invaded the northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Monday. 
Severe thunderstorms erupted during the afternoon and evening across 
the Dakotas and blasted east into Minnesota through the night. 
Damaging winds, hail, flooding downpours and even a tornado were all 
observed as these storms rumbled through the region. The tornado 
touched down near Brantford, North Dakota, but did not cause 
significant damage. Powerful winds tore down trees and power lines 
and left many in the dark. A pontoon was flipped on Lake Isabel in 
North Dakota as a dangerous storm rolled through. Baseball-sized hail 
struck Adams County, North Dakota. Flooding struck Grand Forks, North 
Dakota, as several streets in town turned into rivers. Another zone 
of severe storms struck western Kansas with gusty winds and hail 
occurring. The Southeast had another day of heavy rainfall. Flooding 
was a problem across portions of the region with several locations 
recording over 3 inches of rainfall. That rain fell very quickly and 
caused flash flooding in communities. Law enforcement in Forest 
Beach, South Carolina, reported that a vehicle stalled in 3 feet of 
water. Much of the Northeast remained quiet as high pressure remained 
in the region. Clouds blanketed inland portions in the morning but 
those broke as the day progressed. Cooler temperatures pushed farther 
inland across the Northwest. After reaching 98 on Sunday, Boise, 
Idaho, dropped to 83 on Monday. Wildfires continue to rage in several 
states with smoke plumes causing reduced air quality across several 
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Mount Saint Helens Erupts Again   
-On this date in 1980, Mount Saint Helens erupted again, breaking 
more than a month of relatively quiet activity. Flash flood watches 
were issued within a 10-mile radius due to mudslides.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
Record Low from Monday:            
-Shreveport, Louisiana, tied the record of 64 degrees, originally set 
in 1984.                           
Record High from Monday:           
-El Paso, Texas, tied the record of 102 degrees, originally set in 
Rainfall Records from Monday:      
-Grand Forks, North Dakota, had 2.78 inches, breaking the record of 
2.57 inches set in 1966.           
-Vero Beach, Florida, had 2.12 inches, breaking the record of 1.92 
inches set in 1968.                
-Ukiah, California had a trace, the first time on record that rain 
has fallen on July 21 (records back to 1903).
What a Difference a Week Makes:    
City: High Last Monday/High Yesterday
-Pierre, SD:         71/104                
-Rapid City, SD:     72/96             
-North Platte, NE:   77/99           
-Minneapolis, MN:    65/92            
-Council Bluffs, IA: 73/95         
-Omaha, NE:          76/97                  
24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 1 a.m. EDT Tuesday:
Valparaiso, FL        5.39"                              
Eufaula, AL           4.34"                              
Orangeburg, SC        4.19"                              
Baudette, MN          3.80"                              
Beaufort, SC          3.18"                              
Augusta, GA           2.79"                              
Grand Forks, ND       2.78"                              
Destin, FL            2.77"                              
Wilmington, NC        2.76"                              
Cando, ND             2.63"                              
Bennettsville, SC     2.58"                              
Lumberton, NC         2.48"                              
Sanford, FL           2.47"                              
Hollywood, FL         2.44"                              
Vero Beach, FL        2.12"                              
Winter Haven, FL      2.06"                                   
Scottsboro, AL        2.05"                              
Mary Esther, FL       1.96"                              
Darlington, SC        1.95"                              
Thief River Falls, MN 1.77"                              
Homestead, FL         1.70"                              
Marion, SC            1.64"                              
Conway, SC            1.57"                              
Florence, SC          1.45"                              
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Yesterday 114 at Death Valley, California
National Low  Yesterday  35 at Bryce Canyon, Utah
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
Waterbury, Conn.   1926    The high of 105 degrees set a new record high
                           for the state.

Spokane, Wash.     1980    Mt. St. Helen's erupted again; a flash flood
                           watch was issued for a 20-mile radius due to