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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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May 4, 2003:

The week of May 4th through the 10th, 2003, was the most active week of tornadoes in U.S. history. Tornadoes occurred from Oklahoma to Tennessee, and as far north as northern Illinois. The outbreak first occurred across the Kansas City area from late afternoon into the evening of the 4th. Several thunderstorms became tornadic with a total of five distinct tornado touchdowns in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Two of the tornadoes received a rating of F4, two a rating of F2, and the last was rated was rated F1.

May 4, 2007:

The first official EF5 tornado destroys a town in Kansas. A tornado devastated the town of Greensburg Kansas and the surrounding countryside. It was the strongest recorded tornado since the May 3rd 1999, Moore, Oklahoma twister.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1926) Aberdeen: 20 (2005)
Kennebec: 99 (1926) Kennebec: 16 (1967)
Mobridge: 91 (1918) Mobridge: 22 (1954)
Pierre: 95 (2000) Pierre: 23 (1967)
Sisseton: 91 (1952) Sisseton: 25 (1944)
Timber Lake: 91 (1966) Timber Lake: 21 (1967)
Watertown: 90 (1949) Watertown: 19 (1967)
Wheaton: 96 (1949) Wheaton: 22 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.35" (1905) Aberdeen: 0.6" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1893) Kennebec: 2.0" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.04" (1999) Mobridge: Trace (1967)
Pierre: 1.04" (1905)
Sisseton: 1.21" (1901)
Timber Lake: 1.26" (1999) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1950)
Watertown: 0.70" (2007)
Wheaton: 1.40" (1977)


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