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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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February 21, 1969:

Heavy snow along with winds of 15 to 25 mph caused blowing and drifting snow which closed many roads. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 12 inches were common across eastern South Dakota from the 20th into the 22nd. Some snowfall amounts included, 5 inches at Clear Lake and Brookings, 6 inches at Wilmot, 7 inches at Milbank, Redfield and Mitchell, 8 inches at Conde, 9 inches at Webster, Sioux Falls, and Huron.

February 21, 1975:

Across northwest and north central South Dakota, snow driven by very strong winds created blizzard conditions. Schools were closed and traffic was halted on many roads. Snowfall amounts included, 3 inches at Timber Lake, 4 inches southeast of McLaughlin, and 8 inches at Eagle Butte.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 61 (1977) Aberdeen: -30 (1918)
Kennebec: 75 (2000) Kennebec: -25 (1936)
Mobridge: 66 (1982) Mobridge: -25 (1936)
Pierre: 73 (1982) Pierre: -17 (1936)
Sisseton: 58 (1961) Sisseton: -19 (2001)
Timber Lake: 68 (1982) Timber Lake: -21 (1941)
Watertown: 58 (2000) Watertown: -31 (1918)
Wheaton: 54 (1961) Wheaton: -29 (1918)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.25" (1917) Aberdeen: 2.5" (1917)
Kennebec: 0.26" (1935) Kennebec: 2.5" (1957)
Mobridge: 0.50" (1927) Mobridge: 2.2" (1972)
Pierre: 0.33" (1957) Pierre: 3.3" (1957)
Sisseton: 0.45" (1969) Sisseton: 5.0" (1962)
Timber Lake: 0.22" (1975) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1975)
Watertown: 0.50" (1957) Watertown: 3.0" (1957)
Wheaton: 0.96" (2011) Wheaton: 11.6" (2011)


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