Rainfall record set in August

It was a very wet first half of the month of August in Franklin County, and 10.68 inches of rain fell during the month, with 5.7 falling on August 13.

The previous record of 10.6 inches was set in 2009. The average for August is 2.57 inches. See the September 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about August weather.