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Mount Vernon, Ohio

P/CLOUDY

Friday 2:26 am

P/CLOUDY

68°

Wind: CLM at 0 mph

Pressure: 30.02

today

Showers, heavy t-storms

Showers, heavy t-storms

84° 67 °

 

 

saturday

A thunderstorm in spots
A thunderstorm in spots

85° 66 °

 

sunday

A t-storm in the area
A t-storm in the area

83° 67 °

 

monday

Partly sunny
Partly sunny

85° 66 °

 

tuesday

Partly sunny
Partly sunny

86° 67 °

 

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NATIONAL SUMMARY                   
 
Showers and thunderstorms reached from central New England to the 
central Plains. Some of the storms  were over Pennsylvania, the Ohio 
Valley and the western Great Lakes. Spotty storms were affecting the 
Deep South. Showers and spotty thunderstorms reached from Montana to 
Arizona. Hot and humid air continued over the South Central states 
with AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures well over 100 F from the 
Carolinas to Texas and the southern Plains. Lowell has become a 
hurricane in the eastern Pacific and a system is being monitored 
approaching the Caribbean for possible development the next few days.
 
 
SPECIAL WEATHER                    
 
Hailstorm Ended the Colorado State Fair...
 
--On this date in 1984, the Colorado State Fair was closed after a 
vicious hailstorm struck. A total of nine people were injured with 
one person being knocked unconscious. Over 500 light bulbs were 
broken by golf ball-sized hail. Damage totaled $40 million.
 
 
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER 
 
Record High from Wednesday:        
 
-Sarasota, Florida, tied the record of 96 degrees, originally set in 
1973 and first tied in 2007.       
 
Rainfall Records from Wednesday:   
 
-Sioux City, Iowa, had 2.12 inches, breaking the record of 2.01 
inches set in 1922.                
 
-Des Moines, Iowa, had 2.10 inches, tying the record originally set 
way back in 1981.                  
 
-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had 1.80 inches, breaking the record of 
1.70 inches set in 2004.           
 
-Youngstown, Ohio, had 1.71 inches, breaking the record of 1.58 
inches set in 1971.                
 
Storm Reports from Thursday:
 
-A tornado was reported to have briefly  touched down near Mountain
Lake, Minnesota, late Thursday afternoon.
 
-1.75 inch diameter hail was reported near Buhl, Idaho late Thursday 
afternoon.                         
 
-A 67-mph wind gust was reported in Peotone, Illinois, Thursday 
evening.                           
 
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Thursday...
 
St. James, Minn.                   3.22                                   
Windom, Minn.                      3.13                                   
Du Bois, Pa.                       3.12                                   
Linton, N.D.                       3.07                                   
Washington, N.C.                   2.98                                   
Muncie, Ind.                       2.74                                   
Rockford, Ill.                     2.24                                   
Rensselaer, Ind.                   2.20                                   
Hilo, Hawaii                       2.15                                   
DeKalb, Ill.                       2.08                                   
Montevideo, Minn.                  1.90                                   
Kokomo, Ind.                       1.86                                   
Valparaiso, Ind.                   1.86                                   
Monroe, Wis.                       1.79                                   
Marion, Ind.                       1.77                                   
Morris, Minn.                      1.73                                   
Willmar, Minn.                     1.58                                   
Tallulah, La.                      1.54                                   
Peru, Ind.                         1.49                                   
Benson, Minn.                      1.49                                   
St. Cloud, Minn.                   1.47                                   
Imperial, Calif.                   1.44                                   
Washington, D.C.                   1.43                                   
Flora, Illinois                    1.39                               
 
 
 
DAILY EXTREMES                     
 
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 111 at Death Valley, California
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 32 at Bodie State Park, California
 
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AUGUST 21

PLACE              YEAR                  EVENT
_________________________________________________________________________
Idaho              1910    The Great Idaho Fire was contained after 851
                           lives and 6 billion board feet of timber were
                           lost.

Pueblo, Colo.      1984    The state fair was closed during a vicious
                           hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, one
                           seriously. Damages totalled $40 million, and
                           500 light bulbs were broken by the hail.