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 15 April 1921 → A large tornado outbreak struck Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. One tornado family was on the ground for 112 miles and caused up to F4 damage. That family took 59 lives from Marion County, TX to Pike County, AR and the individual tornadoes were as much as a mile wide.
 15 April 1949 → A hailstone with a diameter of 5 inches and weighing over 4 pounds was reported in Troy, NY.
 15 April 1984 → In Terrace, British Columbia an intense wind storm capsized fishing vessels and sailboats, damaged power lines and buildings, and fanned forest fires. Wind gusts as high as 75 mph were reported. The storm caused several million dollars in damage.
 15 April 2011 → Tornado outbreaks happened on three consecutive days from the 14th to the 16th. On this date an EF3 tornado hit the northwest side of Jackson, MS, injuring ten people. An EF-3 in Neshoba and Kemper counties in Mississippi was on the ground for nearly 39 miles and was 3/4 of a mile wide.

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April 2, 1998:

The James River began to flood in early April from Columbia to Stratford. The James rose to around 1.5 feet above flood stage at Columbia and Stratford through April into May. The James River mainly flooded farmland, pastureland, and a few roads in the vicinity of the channel.

April 2, 2010:

In South Dakota, a band of heavy snow set up across Corson and Dewey counties during the early morning hours of April 2nd. Along with heavy wet snow, northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph developed. By the time the snow ended in the late morning hours, 6 to 8 inches of snow had fallen. The heavy snow, combined with the strong winds, downed many power poles across the region along with making travel treacherous. Some snowfall amounts included; 4 inches at Eagle Butte; 6 inches at Timber Lake, McLaughlin, and 14 miles north of Isabel; 7 inches at Isabel and 6 miles southeast of McIntosh; 8 inches southwest of Keldron. More than 400 poles were lost to the heavy snow leaving approximately 800 people without power. Eighty lineman worked through the Easter weekend in the snow and mud. McLaughlin and Keldron were the hardest hit. Several hundred people were still without power on April 5th.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 84 (1921) Aberdeen: 3 (1975)
Kennebec: 91 (2012) Kennebec: 3 (1936)
Mobridge: 79 (1955) Mobridge: 2 (1975)
Pierre: 78 (1991) Pierre: 5 (1936)
Sisseton: 73 (1991) Sisseton: 4 (1975)
Timber Lake: 78 (2012) Timber Lake: -2 (1936)
Watertown: 79 (1928) Watertown: 2 (1899)
Wheaton: 81 (1928) Wheaton: 0 (1920)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.62" (1940) Aberdeen: 2.3" (2007)
Kennebec: 0.60" (1953) Kennebec: 2.0" (1935)
Mobridge: 0.52" (2010) Mobridge: 3.0" (2007)
Pierre: 0.57" (1905) Pierre: 2.0" (1953)
Sisseton: 0.71" (1905) Sisseton: 4.0" (1978)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1916) Timber Lake: 7.5" (1916)
Watertown: 0.62" (1965) Watertown: 3.2" (1953)
Wheaton: 0.57" (1960) Wheaton: 2.3" (1951)


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