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 16 April 1879 → An F3 tornado struck a turpentine plantation on the east side of Walterboro, SC. About 45,000 boxes of turpentine, as well as 20,000 trees, were destroyed.
 16 April 1990 → Along a stationary front, thunderstorms were producing large hail and damaging winds across Oklahoma. Baseball size hail fell south of Carney and winds gusted up to 92 mph at the Will Rogers Airport.
 16 April 1998 → An F3 tornado hit downtown Nashville, TN. One person was killed and 60 were injured. The storm was one of 23 tornadoes to hit Tennessee on that date, including an F5 in Lawrence County that leveled brick homes. The tornado was on the ground for over 60 miles. 3 people were killed in Wayne County, TN.
 16 April 2011 → North Carolina was struck by its worst tornado outbreak in 27 years, including an EF3 that tore directly through the state capital of Raleigh.

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April 25, 1994:

Lightning from a thunderstorm 4 miles W of Aberdeen struck two houses, causing structural damage and starting a fire which caused further damage to one house. The second house suffered damage only to a surge protector. Total damage was estimated at $50,000 for both strikes.

April 25, 1996:

An intense area of low pressure brought high winds of 30 to 50 mph with isolated gusts to 80 mph to central and north central South Dakota from the morning to the evening of the 25th. The dry April soil was picked up by the high winds, lowering visibilities in blowing dust. Some places experienced duststorm conditions with low visibilities and drifting dust. Many roofs lost shingles due to the high winds. In Eagle Butte, the Vietnam Veterans Center roof was blown off. Other buildings were also damaged across the area, along with some broken windows. Some power poles and lines were downed west of Fort Pierre. Some trees and branches were also downed. Near Isabel, a cattle trailer was tipped over and two calf shelters were destroyed. Also, a twenty foot Conoco sign was blown down near Isabel along with other signs damaged across the area. The duststorm reminded many of the 1930s. Some wind gusts include, 60 mph at Mobridge and Selby, 70 mph at Miller, Pierre, and Murdo, and 80 mph at Isabel and Eagle Butte.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1962) Aberdeen: 19 (1958)
Kennebec: 95 (1962) Kennebec: 20 (1931)
Mobridge: 90 (1962) Mobridge: 20 (1931)
Pierre: 94 (1962) Pierre: 24 (1950)
Sisseton: 94 (1962) Sisseton: 21 (1958)
Timber Lake: 88 (1962) Timber Lake: 20 (1947)
Watertown: 92 (1962) Watertown: 21 (1958)
Wheaton: 90 (1962) Wheaton: 22 (1931)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.45" (1986) Aberdeen: 1.4" (2008)
Kennebec: 1.68" (1906) Kennebec: 3.0 (2008)
Mobridge: 1.07" (1942) Mobridge: Trace (1953)
Pierre: 1.91" (1929) Pierre: 2.0" (1988)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1998) Sisseton: 6.9" (2008)
Timber Lake: 0.96" (1948) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1953)
Watertown: 1.12" (2008) Watertown: 19.0" (2008)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1953) Wheaton: 2.0" (1950)


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