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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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January 7, 1967:

Heavy snow and strong winds caused low visibilities in west central Minnesota from the 6th through the 7th. There were several accidents reported.

January 7, 1980:

A strong area of low pressure moved out of the northern Rockies across South Dakota and central Minnesota on January 6th and 7th. Heavy snow along with very high winds caused widespread blowing and drifting snow with low visibilities. Many roads were closed and many motorists were stranded. Snowfall amounts across western and northern Minnesota were from 7 to 12 inches.

January 7, 1989:

Five to nineteen inches of snow fell across northern and east central South Dakota on the 6th and 7th. Snow and blowing snow reduced visibilities to near zero in many locations as winds gusted to near 50 mph. Part of Interstate 29 north of Sisseton was closed the night of the 7th. Icy roads contributed to a school bus accident which injured 8 boys. Extreme wind chills of 30 to 60 below also occurred. Snowfall amounts included 8 inches in Sisseton, with 12 to 19 inches across Marshall and Roberts counties.

January 7, 2010:

Arctic high pressure combined with strong northwest winds resulting in extreme wind chills from 35 to nearly 50 degrees below zero across central and northeast South Dakota. Some of the lowest wind chills included, -40 in Aberdeen; -41 in Watertown; -42 in Highmore; -43 in Leola and Faulkton; -44 in Eagle Butte, Herreid, and Gettysburg; and -47 in Bowdle. Several record lows were also tied or broken during the morning hours of the 8th including, -22 degrees NW of Gann Valley and Victor; -23 degrees at Pierre and Sisseton; -24 degrees at Roscoe; and -34 degrees at Pollock.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 54 (1963) Aberdeen: -39 (1912)
Kennebec: 63 (2003) Kennebec: -37 (1912)
Mobridge: 58 (2003) Mobridge: -33 (1912)
Pierre: 61 (2003) Pierre: -24 (1942)
Sisseton: 54 (1963) Sisseton: -26 (1936)
Timber Lake: 55 (2003) Timber Lake: -30 (1912)
Watertown: 49 (1990) Watertown: -29 (1942)
Wheaton: 48 (1963) Wheaton: -25 (1982)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.46" (1992) Aberdeen: 4.3" (1992)
Kennebec: 0.48" (1992) Kennebec: 4.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 0.14" (1992) Mobridge: 1.8" (1992)
Pierre: 0.42" (1992) Pierre: 4.0" (1975)
Sisseton: 0.45" (1989) Sisseton: 7.0" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.18" (1992) Timber Lake: 1.5" (1992)
Watertown: 0.26" (1975) Watertown: 2.6" (1975)
Wheaton: 0.59" (1989) Wheaton: 8.0" (1989)


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