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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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March 8, 2000:

High winds of 30 to 50 mph, combined with 3 to 7 inches of snow, caused widespread blizzard conditions across north central South Dakota. Many schools were closed early in the day. Travel was also significantly disrupted. Telephone service went down for several hours between Mobridge and Selby. Some heavy snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Eagle Butte, Selby, and Hoven, and 7 inches southwest of Keldron.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1911) Aberdeen: -32 (1995)
Kennebec: 73 (1900) Kennebec: -15 (1996)
Mobridge: 65 (1911) Mobridge: -21 (1995)
Pierre: 65 (1977) Pierre: -14 (1995)
Sisseton: 68 (1987) Sisseton: -12 (1995)
Timber Lake: 66 (1977) Timber Lake: -20 (1951)
Watertown: 67 (1987) Watertown: -17 (1995)
Wheaton: 68 (1987) Wheaton: -16 (2008)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.83" (2000) Aberdeen: 4.6" (2011)
Kennebec: 0.45" (1992) Kennebec: 3.0" (2002)
Mobridge: 1.31" (2000) Mobridge: 5.1" (2011)
Pierre: 0.35" (2000) Pierre: 3.0" (2002)
Sisseton: 1.68" (2000) Sisseton: 3.3" (1999)
Timber Lake: 2.92" (2000) Timber Lake: 3.0" (2002)
Watertown: 0.47" (2000) Watertown: 2.7" (1988)
Wheaton: 1.24" (2000) Wheaton: 4.0" (1951)


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