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Today APRIL 30TH, 1990-Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in southern Virginia and the Carolinas, with tennis ball size hail reported southeast of Chesnee SC. Thunderstorms moving over the Chesapeake Bay flooded U.S. Highway 50 on Kent Island MD with several inches of water resulting in a seventeen-mile long traffic jam.
 
APRIL 30TH, 1852-A tornado, following the same track as the famous "Tri-state Tornado" of 1925, struck the town of New Harmony IND. Just sixteen persons were killed by the twister, due to the sparse settlement. The "Tri-state Tornado" killed 695 persons.
 
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Apr 29 APRIL 29TH, 1905-The town of Taylor, in southeastern Texas, was deluged with 2.4 inches of rain in fifteen minutes.
 
APRIL 29TH, 1973-The Mississippi River reached a crest of 43.4 feet, breaking the prevous record of 42 feet established in 1785.
 
Apr 28 APRIL 28TH, 1921-A severe hailstorm in Anson County NC produced hail the size of baseballs. Gardens, grain fields and trees were destroyed. Pine trees in the storm's path had to be cut for lumber because of the hail damage.
 
APRIL 28TH, 1928-A coastal storm produced tremendous late season snows in the Central Appalachians, including 35 inches at Bayard WV, 31 inches at Somerset PA, and 30 inches at Grantsville MD. High winds accompanying the heavy wet snow uprooted trees and unroofed a number of homes. The storm caused great damage to fruit trees and wild life.
 
Apr 27 APRIL 27TH, 1931-The temperature at Pahala, located on the main island of Hawaii, soared to 100 degrees to establish a state record.
 
APRIL 27TH, 1942-A destructive tornado swept across Rogers County and Mayes County in Oklahoma. The tornado struck the town of Pryor killing 52 persons and causing two million dollars damage.
 
Apr 26 APRIL 26TH, 1991-Severe thunderstorms in the central U.S. spawned fifty-five tornadoes from northeastern Texas to Iowa and eastern Nebraska killing twenty-one persons. Early evening thunderstorms over south central Kansas spawned a violent (F-5) tornado whiched traveled 45 miles from southwest of Wichita to north of El Dorado. It killed seventeen persons, including thirteen at the Golden Spur Mobile Home Park in Andover. The tornado also caused 62 million dollars damage to McConnell Air Force Base as it crossed the south side of Wichita.
 
APRIL 26TH, 1984-Severe thunderstorms associated with an intense cyclone spawned a total of forty-seven tornadoes in two days from Louisiana to Upper Michigan. The tornadoes killed 16 persons and injured 259 others.
 
Apr 25 APRIL 25TH, 1875-New York City received three inches of snow, the latest measurable snow of record for that location.
 
APRIL 25TH, 1898-The temperature at Volcano Springs CA hit 118 degrees to establish a U.S. record for the month of April.
 
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