1874: The crew of a Union fleet witnessed a waterspout move right past their ship, causing no damage, in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina.
1885: A tornado causing estimated F3 damage hit Philadelphia and Camden along its eight-mile path.
1970: Hurricane Celia was the costliest tropical cyclone in Texas history until Hurricane Alicia in 1983. Hurricane Celia made landfall near Port Aransas as a major Hurricane, Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale with sustained winds of 130 mph.
Source: NWS Office in Corpus Christi, Texas.
— Natl Hurricane Ctr (@NWSNHC) August 3, 2017
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) August 3, 2017
Hit 105° today at PDX. Currently, this is the highest temp since 2009. One of the Top 10 hottest days on record. pic.twitter.com/SlX7N3whPn
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) August 3, 2017