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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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July 1, 1928:

A powerful, estimated F4 tornado moved southeast from 6 miles west of Miller, destroying farms near the start of the path. All buildings were leveled to the ground, including two homes. A check book from one home was found 10 miles away. Estimated property damaged was set at $50,000.

July 1, 1955:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast near Bowdle. Two barns were destroyed. A small girl and a pony were reportedly carried a quarter mile without injury. A tornado was also spotted in Emmons County in North Dakota, causing $10,000 worth of damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (2002) Aberdeen: 41 (1995)
Kennebec: 105 (1934) Kennebec: 40 (1945)
Mobridge: 102 (1911) Mobridge: 39 (1959)
Pierre: 103 (1974) Pierre: 42 (1959)
Sisseton: 100 (1934) Sisseton: 46 (2001)
Timber Lake: 99 (1975) Timber Lake: 39 (1959)
Watertown: 97 (1911) Watertown: 40 (1898)
Wheaton: 99 (1974) Wheaton: 41 (1969)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.24" (1926)
Kennebec: 0.83" (1962)
Mobridge: 1.98" (1979)
Pierre: 1.50" (1997)
Sisseton: 1.60" (1978)
Timber Lake: 1.04" (1938)
Watertown: 1.62" (1969)
Wheaton: 1.10" (1919)


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