Zero rain sets new record for September

After setting a rainfall record in August, not a single drop of moisture was measured at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency official weather station in Mount Vernon during the month of September.

This is the first time since the Optic-Herald began keeping records in 1967 that no rain was received in September. See the October 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about weather in Franklin County.