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

 

Mount Vernon, Ohio

CLEAR

Friday 4:26 am

CLEAR

39°

Wind: W at 3 mph

Pressure: 30.11

today

Partly sunny

 

61° / 44 °

Partly sunny

 

saturday

Clouds and sun; breezy
Clouds and sun; breezy

64° / 42 °

sunday

Sunny; breezy, pleasant
Sunny; breezy, pleasant

60° / 40 °

monday

Partly sunny
Partly sunny

71° / 54 °

tuesday

Some sun, then clouds
Some sun, then clouds

75° / 50 °

NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
 
A coastal storm is bringing periods of rainfall, locally heavy over 
New York and portions of New England. A few rain showers are seen 
over eastern Wisconsin, southern Missouri, northern Arkansas and 
portions of northern Louisiana. Rain is seen over extreme South 
Florida, mainly over the Florida Keys. Periods of rain are impacting 
the Pacific Northwest including the states of Washington, Oregon, 
Idaho, and northern California. The Southeast, Rockies, and the 
Southwest remains dry.             
 
 
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
 
The Great Gale of 1878...          
 
--On Oct. 23, 1878, the "Gale of '78" hurricane was centered over 
Richmond, Virginia. Washington D.C. had a barometer reading of 28.78 
inches. Cape May, New Jersey, recorded a wind gust of 84 mph from the 
Southeast. Winds of 100 mph were measured in Wilmington, Delaware. 
Several hundred buildings in Pennsylvania were destroyed. In 
Virginia, weather stations were damaged and 19 sailors drowned when 
their ship was driven ashore at Virginia Beach.
 
 
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER 
 
--Intense rainfall lead to flooding in multiple counties in 
Massachusetts including Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Plymouth with 
additional reports of downed trees and power lines and landslides on 
Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
 
--A small landslide covered the historic highway in the Columbia 
River Gorge in Multnomah County, Oregon on Wednesday evening.
 
--Numerous vehicles were disabled in Worcester County, Massachusetts 
due to sinkholes along Interstate 290 Eastbound and Route 146 North 
on Thursday morning.               
 
--Trees blocked train tracks in Rockport, Massachusetts on Thursday 
morning.                           
 
--Over wash along the Marshfield, Massachusetts coast resulted in 
salt water puddles and streams, mainly on Nantasket Avenue.
 
--A tornado was reported to have traveled 6 blocks in Cowlitz, 
Washington.                        
 
48-Hour Rainfall Totals in inches  (ending 8 PM EDT Thursday)...      
 
Beverly, Mass.                     5.72                                   
East Milton, Mass.                 5.20                                   
Lawrence, Mass.                    3.74                                   
Norwood, Mass.                     3.56                                   
Jaffrey, N.H.                      3.43                                   
Boston, Mass.                      2.87                                   
Fitchburg, Mass.                   2.73                                   
Bedford, Mass.                     2.59                                   
Keene, N.H.                        2.46                                   
Taunton, Mass.                     2.45                                   
Rockland, Maine                    2.36                                   
Manchester, N.H.                   2.05                                   
Brookings, Ore.                    2.05                                   
Arcata, Cali.                      1.96                                   
Bar Harbor, Maine                  1.83                                   
Mullan Pass, Idaho                 1.82
 
24 Hour Peak Wind Gusts (mph)                                   
 
East Milton, Mass.                 59                                   
New Bedford, Mass.                 55                                   
Boston, Mass.                      54                                   
Beverly, Mass.                     49                                   
Augusta, Maine                     41                                   
Portland, Maine                    40                                   
Westhampton Beach, N.Y.            53                                   
Providence, R.I.                   45                                 
 
 
 
DAILY EXTREMES                     
 
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 97 at Yuma, Arizona
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 19 at Green River, Wyoming
 
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OCTOBER 23

PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
______________________________________________________________________
Marksville, La.    1878    Residents reported "thousands" of small
                           fish (5"-9") falling from the sky.

Montana/Dakotas    1991    Early season snowstorm brought 7-14 inches to
                           many locations.