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 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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February 5, 1978:

Another winter blizzard plagued the northern half of the state beginning on February 5th and continuing until the 9th. The unusual aspect of this blizzard was that the wind came from the southeast between 25 to 45 mph. Only one to three inches of new snow accumulation fell during the five-day period but was piled high on the existing large snow drifts. Most of the northern half of the state was paralyzed due to blocked roads. Eighteen counties across the northern part of the state were declared a disaster by the governor. There was also numerous livestock losses.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 57 (1991) Aberdeen: -36 (1907)
Kennebec: 64 (1991) Kennebec: -39 (1936)
Mobridge: 51 (1991) Mobridge: -30 (1936)
Pierre: 61 (1991) Pierre: -25 (1936)
Sisseton: 60 (1963) Sisseton: -29 (1936)
Timber Lake: 56 (1991) Timber Lake: -32 (1936)
Watertown: 55 (1963) Watertown: -31 (1936)
Wheaton: 60 (1963) Wheaton: -31 (1982)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.00" (1915) Aberdeen: 10.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.40" (1914) Kennebec: 4.0" (1914)
Mobridge: 0.28" (1946) Mobridge: 3.4" (1946)
Pierre: 0.20" (1976) Pierre: 4.5" (1944)
Sisseton: 0.35" (2011) Sisseton: 3.2" (2011)
Timber Lake: 0.27" (1946) Timber Lake: 2.8" (2010)
Watertown: 1.18" (1946) Watertown: 13.5" (1946)
Wheaton: 0.70" (1946) Wheaton: 4.0" (1967)


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