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Today AUGUST 4TH, 1882-A vivid aurora was visible from Oregon to Maine, down the east coast as far as Mayport FL, and inland as far as Wellington KS. Observers at Louisville KY noted "merry dancers" across the sky, and observers at Saint Vincent MN noted it was probably the most brilliant ever seen at that location.
AUGUST 4TH, 1930-The temperature at Moorefield WV soared to 112 degrees to establish a state record, having reached 110 degrees the previous day. Widespread drought after April of that year caused some towns to haul water for domestic use, and many manufacturing plants were barely operational.
Aug 03 AUGUST 3RD, 1970-Hurricane Celia comes ashore in the Corpus Christi area with wind gusts to 161 mph, causing 11 deaths and property losses totaling $454 million.
AUGUST 3RD, 1885-A tornado hit Philadelphia and Camden along its eight mile path.
Aug 02 AUGUST 2ND, 1975-It's a hot time in eastern New England as all time heat records are broken. Massachusetts sizzles as the mercury soars to 107 F (42 C); Maine and New Hampshire swelter at 105 F (41 C) and Rhode Island bakes at 104 F (40 C).
AUGUST 2ND, 1954-Severe thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail for thirty minutes in north central Kansas. One drift measured 200 feet long, seventy feet wide and three feet deep.
Aug 01 AUGUST 1ST, 1985-A nearly stationary thunderstorm deluged Cheyenne WY with rain and hail. Six inches of rain fell in six hours producing the most damaging flash flood of record for the state. Two to five feet of hail covered the ground following the storm, which claimed twelve lives, and caused 65 million dollars property damage.
AUGUST 1ST, 1989-Hurricane Chantal made landfall along the Upper Texas coast about sunrise. Chantal deluged parts of Galveston Island and southeastern Texas with 8 to 12 inches of rain. Unofficial totals ranged up to twenty inches. Winds gusted to 82 mph at Galveston, and reached 76 mph in the Houston area. Tides were 5 to 7 feet high. The hurricane claimed two lives, and caused 100 million dollars damage.
Jul 31 JULY 31ST, 1976-After a thunderstorm drops 10 in (254 mm) of rain within four hours into two tributaries of the Thompson River, a flash flood in the Thompson Canyon, in northeast Colorado, drowns 139 campers; five others are reported missing as losses climb to $35.5 million. Helicopters lift nearly 1,000 other victims to safety.
JULY 31ST, 1987-The deadliest tornado in 75 years struck Edmonton, Alberta, killing 26 persons and injuring 200 others. The twister caused more than 75 million dollars damage along its nineteen mile path, leaving 400 families homeless. At the Evergreen Mobile Home Park, up to 200 of the 720 homes were flattened by the tornado.
Jul 30 JULY 30TH, 1979-A forty-minute hailstorm bombed Fort Collins CO with baseball to softball size hail. Two thousand homes and 2500 automobiles were damaged, and about 25 persons were injured, mainly when hit on the head by the huge stones. A three month old baby died later of injuries.
JULY 30TH, 1965-The temperature at Portland OR reached 107 degrees to equal their all-time record high.
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