On this date, 19 years ago a rare F4 tornado moved across northern Wake County. Not only are F4 tornadoes rare in North Carolina, this tornado struck in the middle of the night and in the fall. The twister killed 4 people and injured over 157.
You can read more about the storm from the National Weather Service Office Raleigh. Just follow this link -- http://www4.ncsu.edu/~nwsfo/storage/cases/19881128/