Thunderstorms produced severe weather in North Carolina and Virginia during the afternoon and evening on April 2, 1990. Thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail, and spawned a tornado near Chester VA which caused half a million dollars damage. Elsewhere across the nation, a storm system produced snow and gale force winds across northern Michigan, with 8.3 inches of snow reported at Marquette. Meanwhile temperatures soared into the 60s and 70 across the Upper Midwest after early morning lows in the 20s. Record warmth hit the northern Plains and Rockies with eight locations reporting record highs. Havre, Montana reached 77 degrees for a record high.