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


Mount Vernon, Ohio


Monday 5:26 pm



Wind: WSW at 8 mph

Pressure: 29.84




82° / 58 °




Times of clouds and sun
Times of clouds and sun

82° / 58 °


A thunderstorm around
A thunderstorm around

80° / 59 °


Cooler with a little rain
Cooler with a little rain

71° / 58 °


Partly sunny and nice
Partly sunny and nice

77° / 57 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
An active weather day across the nation yesterday as severe weather 
rolled across the Midwest, flooding rain fell across the Southwest, 
and temperatures continued to bake the Northwest. Storms turned 
severe this afternoon as a boundary sagged south of the region, 
bringing heavy rain, dangerous lightning, damaging wind gusts, and 
even a few tornadoes across the region. Almost 2 inches of rain fell 
from these storms in Wisconsin, as lightning set fire to a few houses 
as well. Two campers were also struck by lightning during the past 
afternoon, their conditions are unknown at this time. Severe 
thunderstorms were able to spawn a few tornadoes across Iowa, 
Michigan and even as far south as Nebraska, while gusty thunderstorms 
created wind gusts of greater than 70 mph in Wisconsin, and about 50 
mph in Montana, Michigan, Illinois, Texas and Florida.
Temperatures across the nation yesterday afternoon reached well into 
the 90s for a majority of the country, with 70s and 80s in northern 
New England, the northern Plains, and Rocky Mountains. The 
Northwest's afternoon highs reached into the triple digits again, 
placing the region 5-10 degrees over normal for the beginning of 
August, whereas the rest of the nation was closer to average for this 
time of the month.                 
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Celia Reeks Havoc in Corpus Christi
Today marks the 45th anniversary of the second costliest hurricane to 
impact southern Texas. Hurricane Celia caused more the $450 million 
in damage in Corpus Christi, Texas, on this date in 1970, and held 
the record as the costliest hurricane for Texas until Allen made 
landfall a decade later. Celia went down in the record books for the 
strongest wind gusts ever in Texas (180 mph), resulted in 11 deaths, 
eight of which were due to drowning attributed to the strong rip 
tides Celia was produced off the coast of the Florida Panhandle.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
Severe Weather Reports From Earlier Sunday:
--Tennis ball-sized hail slammed Hayward and an area north of Winter, 
--Tennis ball-sized hail caused minor damage to a home and major 
damage to a car near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
--Hail that was mainly on the order of quarter sized with potentially 
larger stones damaging a vehicle in Sterling, Michigan.
--Two people were struck by lightning at a campground in Indian 
River, Michigan. Their medical status was unknown at this time.
--Lightning hit a home and started an electrical fire in Charlevoix, 
--A rip current was reported near Isle of Palms, South Carolina.
--Strong thunderstorm winds downed numerous trees and power lines 
throughout Gladwin County, Michigan.
--A boater measured a thunderstorm wind gust of 66 mph just east of 
Rogers City, Michigan.             
--One person was killed on Sunday afternoon in Wood Dale, Illinois, 
just west of Chicago, when strong winds caused a tent to collapse.
--Ping-Pong ball-sized hail was reported across the northern suburbs 
of Chicago on Sunday afternoon.    
24-Hour Rainfall Totals Ending at 2 A.M. EDT (inches):
Borger, TX                         3.60                                   
Monticello, NY                     2.48                                   
Cross City, FL                     2.47                                   
Beaufort, SC                       2.30                                   
Guymon, OK                         2.16                                   
Manistee, MI                       1.68                                   
Hilton Head, SC                    1.57                                   
Saginaw, MI                        1.55                                   
Creston, IA                        1.49                                   
Valparaiso, IN                     1.42                                   
Flint, MI                          1.33                                   
Fort Lauderdale, FL                1.29                                   
West Bend, WI                      1.18                                   
Warsaw, IN                         1.07                                   
Pontiac, MI                        1.07                                   
Chicago, IL                        1.06                                   
Houghton Lake, MI                  1.05                                   
Goshen, IN                         1.04                               
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Yesterday 117 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday 32 at Wisdom, Montana
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
Philadelphia, Pa.  1898    Record rainfalls - 2.24 inches in 30 minutes, 
                           3.81 inches in one hour, 5.48 inches in two
                           hours; storm total 5.89 inches.

Everman, Texas     1979    South of Fort Worth as much as 6 inches of rain
                           fell. The Litter Bugger Creek in Burleson
                           overflowed, causing some homes to flood. In
                           addition, a bridge was damaged in the west
                           part of town.