Mount Vernon News


Mount Vernon, Ohio


Wednesday 7:26 am



Wind: CLM at 0 mph

Pressure: 30.23


A shower; fog in the a.m.


81° / 58 °

A shower; fog in the a.m.



Partly sunny and warm
Partly sunny and warm

83° / 62 °


Mostly sunny and warm
Mostly sunny and warm

84° / 63 °


Partly sunny, a t-storm
Partly sunny, a t-storm

86° / 65 °


Mostly cloudy, a t-storm
Mostly cloudy, a t-storm

86° / 65 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
-Severe storms rumbled across several states in the Plains on Tuesday 
as a strong storm system brought a surge of warm and humid air across 
the region. The morning featured downpours from eastern Colorado, 
western Kansas to the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas, some of which 
brought flooding issues to local communities. The afternoon heat 
brought more thunderstorms later in the day, bringing a round of 
hail, gusty winds, downpours, and in a few cases, tornadoes. A 
tornado touched down near Roswell, New Mexico, and destroyed a shed 
and wrapped a garage door around a power pole, according to a report 
from local emergency managers. Several other twisters spun across 
Texas but fortunately did not last very long. The storms brought 
several inches of rain in a short amount of time which filled up 
streets and brought road closures and traffic delays. Rain could be 
found all the way north to South Dakota from this system.
-A front that extended away from this system stretched across the 
Great Lakes and into the Northeast. Showers and thunderstorms skirted 
by along the front and brought clouds and a period of stormy weather 
during the day. Across New England, dry weather generally ruled the 
area despite a few passing showers in Maine. South of the front from 
the Ohio Valley to the Deep South, high pressure was in control and 
brought a sunshine-filled and overall pleasant day. Thunderstorms did 
rumble along the eastern coast of Florida though.
-In the West, showers and thunderstorms erupted across the Rocky 
Mountains and a few showers dampened the Seattle area. Temperatures 
were again around average across Southern California as an onshore 
flow dominated. Highs reached into the upper 60s in Los Angeles and 
San Diego.                         
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
Severe Thunderstorms Strike Dallas 
-On this date in 1995, an outbreak of severe storms struck the 
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area. Damaging winds up to 75 mph and large 
hail measuring 4 inches in diameter were observed. These storms 
injured 60 to 70 people in Fort Worth.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS                 
Rainfall Records from Tuesday:     
-Austin (Camp Mabry), Texas, had 3.84 inches, breaking the record of 
2.79 inches set in 1919.           
-Lawton, Oklahoma, had 3.12 inches, breaking the record of 1.94 
inches set in 1969.                
-Chickasha, Oklahoma, had 2.46 inches, breaking the record of 1.39 
inches set in 1960.                
-Austin (Bergstrom Airport), Texas, had 1.76 inches, breaking the 
record of 0.91 of an inch set in 1976.
Some Severe Weather Reports from Tuesday:
-A short, weak tornado touched down in Crosby County, Texas. 
Baseball-sized hail was also reported.
-Golf ball-sized hail fell in Wolfforth in Lubbock County, Texas. 
Quarter-sized hail fell in other parts of the county with smaller 
hail covering the ground.          
-Strong winds uprooted a tree in Canyon, Texas.
-High winds overturned a tractor-trailer on Interstate 27 southbound 
in Amarillo, Texas.                
-Winds between 60 and 65 mph were recorded in Potter and Randall 
counties in Texas.                 
-A 66-mph wind was measured in Canadian County, Oklahoma.
-A 60-mph wind was recorded in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 a.m. EDT Wednesday (inches):
Austin (Camp Mabry), TX        3.84"                              
Fort Sill, OK                  3.31"                              
Lawton, OK                     3.12"                              
Wichita Falls, TX              2.58"                              
Chickasha, OK                  2.46"                              
Norman, OK                     2.09"                              
Frederick, OK                  2.03"                              
Enid, OK                       1.99"                              
Seminole, TX                   1.90"                              
Oklahoma City, OK              1.89"                              
Jackson, MI                    1.87"                              
Austin (Bergstrom Airport), TX 1.76"                              
Rock Falls, IL                 1.60"                              
Guymon, OK                     1.51"                              
Guthrie, OK                    1.45"                              
Carlsbad, NM                   1.43"                              
Pampa, TX                      1.40"                              
Weatherford, OK                1.39"                              
Liberal, KS                    1.37"                              
Lubbock, TX                    1.28"                              
Borger, TX                     1.25"                              
Watonga, OK                    1.22"                              
Rochelle, IL                   1.20"                              
Garden City, KS                1.17"                              
DAILY EXTREMES                     
National High Yesterday 100 at Death Valley, California
National Low  Yesterday  24 at Embarrass, Minnesota
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PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
Omaha, Neb.        1975    A massive tornado killed three people and
                           injured 133 while causing $150 million in
                           damage. The tornado cut a swath 10 miles long
                           and one-quarter of a mile wide through the
                           industrial and residential areas of
                           west-central Omaha before lifting over the
                           northern section of the city. This was the
                           most costly U.S. tornado to date.  

Sheridan Lake, ND  1984    Lightning struck a boat out on the water, 
                           killing two occupants. A life vest was torn
                           to bits by the powerful bolt.