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.