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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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October 29, 1925:

Record cold occurred across the area on this date in 1925. The record lows were 9 at Wheaton, Minnesota, 2 degrees below zero at Watertown, 5 degrees below zero at Aberdeen, 7 degrees below zero southeast of McInstosh, and a frigid late October 19 degrees below zero at Kennebec.

October 29, 1956:

A violent tornado, or series of tornadoes, moved along a path more than 100 miles in length from south of North Platte, Nebraska into Rock County, Nebraska. It was an unusually late occurence so far north and west in the U.S. for such a storm.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 79 (1937) Aberdeen: -5 (1925)
Kennebec: 91 (1933) Kennebec: -19 (1925)
Mobridge: 81 (1950) Mobridge: 2 (1991)
Pierre: 92 (1933) Pierre: 9 (1991)
Sisseton: 80 (1937) Sisseton: 16 (1988)
Timber Lake: 82 (1968) Timber Lake: 4 (1913)
Watertown: 78 (1937) Watertown: -2 (1925)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: 9 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.71" (1996) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1929)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1996) Kennebec: 2.0" (1929)
Mobridge: 1.65" (2004) Mobridge: 2.4" (2003)
Pierre: 0.92" (2004) Pierre: 3.4" (1970)
Sisseton: 1.71" (1996) Sisseton: 0.5" (2002)
Timber Lake: 1.22" (2004) Timber Lake: 3.2" (2003)
Watertown: 2.05" (1956) Watertown: 2.0" (1929)
Wheaton: 1.26" (1996) Wheaton: 2.5" (1929)


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