— NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) August 2, 2017
1985: An aircraft accident occurred at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at approximately 6:00 p.m. Neither the crew nor air traffic control was aware that below what appeared to be a rather insignificant thunderstorm existed a strong downdraft of cold, dense air. Upon final approach, the pilot of the Lockheed L-1011 ran into the microburst and was unable to lift out of it. He lost control of the aircraft, hitting several objects on the ground before finally crashing into a water tank near the runway. 133 people were killed, and 31 were injured.
On this date in 1995, Hurricane Erin made landfall in central FL, making a 2nd landfall in FL Panhandle the next day. 6 direct fatalities. pic.twitter.com/WsSjv8SD41
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) August 2, 2017
2006: Johannesburg, South Africa residents see snow flurries for the first time in at least eight years.
Source: NASA’s Earth Observatory.
— highways&hailstones (@HHstormchase) August 2, 2017
— NWS Gaylord (@NWSGaylord) August 2, 2017
The same storms that wrecked havoc in Michigan, also impacted southern Ontario. The intense storms caused nearly 50,000 customers to lose power.
Are you seeing smoke? Satellite imagery shows it spreading across the Pacific Northwest from multiple wildfires. pic.twitter.com/6NVgLusl0f
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) August 2, 2017