In 1987 – Thunderstorms produced large hail and heavy rain in Texas. Baseball size hail pounded Dublin.
In 1990 – Thunderstorms caused severe weather from northern Alabama to North Carolina. There were sixty-three reports of large hail or damaging winds, with hail four inches in diameter reported near Cartersville, Georgia.
In 1852 – A tornado, that made the same track as the famous “Tri-state Tornado” of 1925, struck the town of New Harmony, Indiana. 16 people were killed in New Hamony by the twister, due to the sparse settlement. The “Tri-state Tornado” claimed a total of 695 people.
In 1953 – A tornado 300 yards in width leveled homes on the north side of Warner-Robins Georgia, and barracks on the south side of the Warner-Robins Air Force Base.
In 1989 – For the first time of record Oklahoma City went through the entire month of April without a single thunderstorm.
In 1910 – The temperature at Kansas City, Missouri, soared to 95 degrees to establish a record for the month of April. Four days earlier the afternoon high in Kansas City was 44 degrees, following a record cold morning low of 34 degrees.
In 1963 – A tornado, as much as 100 yards in width, touched down south of Shannon, Mississippi. The tornado destroyed twenty-seven homes along its eighteen mile path, killing three. Asphalt was torn from Highway 45 and thrown hundreds of yards away. Little rain or snow accompanied the twister, so it was visible for miles.
In 1989 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Arkansas, Louisiana and eastern Texas, with more than 70 reports of large hail and damaging winds. Softball size hail was reported at Palestine Texas.