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 23 April 1792 → John Thomas Romney Robinson, inventor of the cup anemometer, was born.
 23 April 1908 → An extensive tornado outbreak began around noon today in Minnesota, and wouldn't end until the evening of the 25th in Georgia. The strongest tornado of the event was an F5 (estimated) near Pender, NE today where a farm was swept away and debris was found 35 miles distant.
 23 April 1910 → The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles hit 100 degrees to establish an April record for the city.
 23 April 1988 → In southern California, a winter-like storm brought thunderstorms. Nine girls in Tustin were injured when lightning struck the tree they were standing under to shield themselves from the rain.

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April 15, 1896:

A tornado (F3) moved Northeast from Burkmere which is 10 miles West of Faulkton. About a half dozen farms were torn apart. Two children were killed and the rest of the family critically injured as a home was leveled 6 miles Northwest of Faulkton, near Millard. Downburst damage was also noted at Cresbard.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 91 (1926) Aberdeen: 16 (1962)
Kennebec: 93 (1971) Kennebec: 18 (1990)
Mobridge: 88 (2008) Mobridge: 12 (1944)
Pierre: 91 (2008) Pierre: 20 (1988)
Sisseton: 86 (1976) Sisseton: 15 (1962)
Timber Lake: 90 (1913) Timber Lake: 15 (1961)
Watertown: 82 (1898) Watertown: 14 (1962)
Wheaton: 81 (1924) Wheaton: 17 (1962)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.98" (2012) Aberdeen: 5.2" (2011)
Kennebec: 1.35" (2012) Kennebec: 6.0" (2011)
Mobridge: 0.94" (1970) Mobridge: 2.3 (2011)
Pierre: 1.40" (2012) Pierre: 4.3" (2011)
Sisseton: 2.87" (2012) Sisseton: 3.0" (1991)
Timber Lake: 0.85" (1970) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1970)
Watertown: 0.89" (2012) Watertown: 2.0" (1923)
Wheaton: 1.00" (2012) Wheaton: 1.0" (1991)


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