This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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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August 23, 1960:

Damaging winds and lightning caused damage to occur from Hand and Sanborn Counties to Marshall and Roberts Counties. A small airplane was destroyed and windows were broken by the strong winds in Miller. Some 10 to 20 farm buildings were destroyed. Also roofs, TV antenna, utility lines and trees were damaged in Kingsbury and Marshall Counties. Some heavy rainfall was also reported, including 1.65 inches 1NE of Bryant, and 1.44 inches 4NNE of Victor.

August 23, 1998:

Winds gusting to 65 mph in and around Milbank took the roof off a mobile home and wrapped it around a utility pole. The people inside the mobile home were uninjured. The Summit Dairy Barn had sustained major damage. The high winds also blew a shed and a large tennis court fence down. Several trees along with many large tree branches were downed all over town. Strong winds were also reported in Day and Roberts Counties. Winds of 60 mph also downed many tree branches north of Watertown.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (2003) Aberdeen: 39 (1987)
Kennebec: 110 (1936) Kennebec: 39 (1927)
Mobridge: 108 (2003) Mobridge: 38 (1928)
Pierre: 110 (1936) Pierre: 43 (1942)
Sisseton: 102 (1936) Sisseton: 40 (1984)
Timber Lake: 104 (1949) Timber Lake: 38 (1942)
Watertown: 98 (1936) Watertown: 37 (1927)
Wheaton: 101 (1925) Wheaton: 38 (1927)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.52" (1967)
Mobridge: 0.51" (1992)
Pierre: 0.69" (1982)
Sisseton: 1.02" (1990)
Timber Lake: 0.66" (1985)
Watertown: 1.90" (1955)
Wheaton: 0.99" (1990)


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