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Death Valley, CA (1971)
The high today was 108; the low 84. These were the coolest readings in the entire month. The average high during August was 115.7 degrees, and the low averaged 93.4.

Boise, ID (1984)
One-day-old Cadillac is crushed by a dumpster thrown by thunderstorm winds.

Houston, TX (1990)
A total of 0.31 inches of rain today. This was the first measurable rain in Houston since July 30th with 0.16 inches. This is the longest dry spell ever in Houston in August.

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