Mount Vernon News
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Mount Vernon, Ohio

SUNNY

Monday 11:26 am

SUNNY

79°

Wind: W at 5 mph

Pressure: 30.16

today

Partly sunny

 

84° / 65 °

Partly sunny

 

tuesday

A thunderstorm around
A thunderstorm around

86° / 65 °

wednesday

Partly sunny
Partly sunny

85° / 66 °

thursday

Sunshine and some clouds
Sunshine and some clouds

87° / 65 °

friday

Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny

87° / 65 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
 
Moisture from former Tropical Storm Erika continued to move onshore 
in Florida and the Southeast throughout the day yesterday. More than 
4 inches of rain fell in 12 hours just outside St. Augustine, while 
widespread flooding caused road closures across the entire state. 
Heavy rain fell across the Northwest yesterday as well, as a storm 
system progressed onshore bringing a little over 2 inches of rainfall 
across Washington and Montana. A couple of those showers had embedded 
thunderstorms in them that caused a metal grain building to be blown 
down in Montana, scattering the grain across the prairie due to 
windows being broken. High pressure across the center of the country 
allowed for dry conditions to prevail from the Plains into most of 
the Midwest.                       
Temperatures warmed into the middle 80s in the Northeast during the 
afternoon hours, while the upper 80s and lower 90s were more 
widespread across the Southeast. Daytime highs soared towards the 
triple digits in the northern Plains, placing highs 15-20 degrees 
above normal, and the warmth spread westward into the northern 
Rockies as well where temperatures were 5-10 degrees above normal.
 
 
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
 
Hurricane Carol Thrashes New England
This day in weather history marked the start of a very active 
hurricane season in New England in 1954. Hurricane Carol, was the 
first of three hurricanes to affect the region during this year. 
Carol caused between $450-460 million in damages, as it came onshore 
at Westhampton, Long Island, New York and was responsible for 60 
people losing their lives.         
 
 
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
 
-Localized torrential rain sparked flash flooding in southern 
Missouri early on Sunday. In Taney County, a farmer reported the loss 
of 20 cows and two large tractors to flood waters of Brushy Creek. 
Flash flooding also washed out parts of Highway 125, including a 
bridge over Beaver Creek.          
--At Dalhart, Texas, the record low for Aug. 30 was tied early on 
Sunday. The low was 52 F, matching the old record from 1967.
--A recording station in Power, Montana, recorded non-thunderstorm 
winds sustained at 50 mph with gusts to 67 mph for nearly five 
minutes.                           
--A 21-inch diameter tree was uprooted during a thunderstorm near 
Ahwatukee, Arizona.                
--5 to 6 power lines were blown down near Mesa, Arizona, during a 
thunderstorm.                      
 
 
24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 1 A.M. EDT (inches):
 
Tamiami, FL                        3.49                                   
Opa Locka, FL                      3.07                                   
Miami, FL                          2.76                                   
Vero Beach, FL                     2.66                                   
Augusta, GA                        2.63                                   
Farmington, MO                     2.52                                   
Homestead, FL                      2.34                                   
Columbia, SC                       2.22                                   
Savannah, GA                       2.18                                   
St. Petersburg, FL                 2.06                                   
Hollywood, FL                      2.05                                   
St. Simons Island, GA              2.02                                   
St. Augustine, FL                  1.84                                   
Gainesville, FL                    1.81                                   
Mount Pleasant, SC                 1.75                                   
Palatka, FL                        1.64                                   
Charleston, SC                     1.60                                   
Okeechobee, FL                     1.51                                   
Wooster, OH                        1.51                                   
Cocoa, FL                          1.50                                   
Grand Canyon, AZ                   1.49                               
 
 
 
DAILY EXTREMES                     
 
National High Yesterday 115 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday 31 at Bodie State Park, California
 
 
 
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AUGUST 31

PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
_______________________________________________________________________
The East           1966    This day was the "official" end of the worst
                           drought in the East. Some places had a
                           four-year deficit of nearly 4 feet.

Houston, Texas     1990    A total of 0.31 of an inch of rain fell.
                           This was the first measurable rain in
                           Houston since July 30, bringing 0.16 of an
                           inch. This was the longest dry spell ever
                           in Houston in August.

 

 

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