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Today in weather history

In 1988...

Severe thunderstorms spawned five tornadoes in North Carolina just after midnight. One violent tornado possessed a track 83 miles long and around 200 yards wide. Sprinting at speeds around 50 mph, this powerful tornado ripped through a densely populated section of Raleigh. The tornado caused four fatalities, two of them in Raleigh, injured 154, and caused an estimated $77 million damage.

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