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


Mount Vernon, Ohio


Thursday 5:26 pm



Wind: NNW at 9 mph

Pressure: 30.38


Clearing and colder


22° / -4 °

Clearing and colder



Plenty of sunshine
Plenty of sunshine

24° / 17 °


Not as cold
Not as cold

38° / 24 °


Rather cloudy and chilly
Rather cloudy and chilly

43° / 27 °


Partly sunny and chilly
Partly sunny and chilly

42° / 26 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
-A plume of moisture extending along a stalled boundary from Texas to 
the mid-Atlantic brought a slew of travel problems Wednesday. On the 
cold side of the front, heavy snow buried parts of northern Arkansas 
to Kentucky. Many areas saw nearly a half a foot of snow by Wednesday 
evening, including the Louisville, Lexington and Padauch areas. Roads 
became treacherous in a short amount of time as heavy snow brought 
snow accumulation rates of an inch or two per hour at times. A couple 
of inches also fell around Oklahoma City earlier in the day. 
Traveling a little farther to the south and east of all this snow, 
sleet and freezing rain became the bigger issue as warmer air aloft 
allowed snow to change over. Little Rock was pelted with an inch or 
two of sleet and Dallas also saw some light sleet accumulations. 
Locations that remained all rain were threatened with high creeks and 
flooded roadways during the day. Kentucky and Tennessee were dealt 
with many flooding concerns, especially around the Nashville area 
where some roadways were closed.   
-Across the Southeast and parts of the mid-Atlantic, temperatures were 
much higher than Tuesday. Raleigh reached 75 F on Wednesday, well 
above the 43 F that they reached on Tuesday. Atlanta was also warmer, 
reaching 78 F after only reaching 54 the day before. Despite a foggy 
and drizzly morning, the rest of the day turned out okay across these 
areas. While warm air was present in the Southeast, cold air 
continued to pour into the northern Plains where temperatures dropped 
below zero once again.             
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Heavy Ice and Snow Takes Toll on the Poultry Industry
-On this day in 1989, freezing rain and heavy snow took a heavy toll 
on the poultry industry in parts of eastern Oklahoma, northwest 
Arkansas, and southwest Missouri. Hundreds of chicken houses 
collapsed from the weight of ice and snow, killing 4.4 million 
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
Record High from Wednesday:        
-Houston (Hobby Airport), TX tied the record of 81 degrees, 
originally set in 1972 and first tied in 1982.
Record Low from Wednesday:         
-Rawlins, WY set a record of 21 degrees below zero, breaking the 
record of 18 degrees below zero set in 1989.
Record Low Maximums from Wednesday:
-International Falls, MN set a record of 2 degrees, breaking the 
record of 4 degrees set in 2003.   
-Duluth, MN set a record of 3 degrees, breaking the record of 5 
degrees set way back in 1888.      
-Sisseton, SD set a record of 4 degrees, smashing the record of 9 
degrees set in 1960.               
-Watertown, SD tied the record of 4 degrees, originally set in 1960.
Snowfall Records from Wednesday:   
-Louisville, KY had 8.3 inches, burying the record of 3.1 inches set 
in 1917.                           
-Oklahoma City, OK had 4.0 inches, breaking the record of 1.4 inches 
set back in 1915.                  
-Bowling Green, KY had 1.4 inches, breaking the record of 0.5 of an 
inch set in 1998.                  
Storm Total Snowfall, as of 2 A.M. EST Thursday:
Shepherdsville, KY 13.5"                                   
Custer, KY         11.5"                              
Hardinsburg, KY    11.0"                              
Owensboro, KY      10.0"                              
Cape Girardeau, MO  9.0"                               
Evansville, IN      8.5"                               
Louisville, KY      8.3"                               
Carrier Mills, IL   8.2"                               
Paducah, KY         8.1"                               
Poplar Bluff, MO    8.0"                               
Sciotoville, OH     7.8"                               
Lucasville, OH      7.5"                               
Harrisburg, IL      7.2"                               
Bardstown, KY       7.0"                               
Warsaw, KY          6.8"                               
Kevil, KY           6.5"                               
Zeigler, IL         6.0"                               
Thayer, MO          5.8"                               
Cairo, IL           5.5"                               
Newburgh, IN        5.2"                               
Grapevine, TX       5.0"                               
Crittenden, KY      4.5"                               
Walton, KY          4.3"                               
Warsaw, KY          4.2"                               
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Yesterday  88 at Fernandina Beach, Florida
National Low  Yesterday -23 at Lake Yellowstone, Wyoming
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
Honolulu, Hawaii   1958    The city received 17.41 inches of rain which was
                           the greatest 24-hour total in city's history.

Richmond, Va.      1962    (5th-7th) 15.2 inches of snow fell. The sixth 
                           biggest snowfall on record.