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Today in weather history

In 1984...

The Carolinas Tornado Outbreak occurred. Consisting of 22 tornadoes of which 7 were violent F4s, the outbreak killed 57 and injured 1,248. One F4 tornado that crossed the South Carolina North Carolina border possessed a track 16 miles long and averaged 1.2 miles wide. At its peak intensity, the monstrous twister was 2.5 miles wide!

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