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On This Day In Weather History - August 3

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1930   The morning low for Kansas City was 87 degrees, the August record for the warmest low, and only two degrees below the normal high. The average temperature for the day was 97 degrees.


National


1970   Hurricane Celia crossed the Texas coastline midway between Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass. Celia moved west-northwest across southern Texas with the storm center passing near Mathis, Eagle Pass, and Del Rio. Sustained winds at 130 mph and peak gusts to 180 mph were reported at both George West and Tilden. Property damaged reached to about $1 million.