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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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February 24, 1977:

Heavy snow occurred across eastern South Dakota with 4 to 15 inches of snow across the area. Mellette recorded 15 inches of snowfall. In many areas, the roads were either snow packed or ice covered causing schools and businesses to close. Many traffic accidents occurred with one fatality related to the storm. In many eastern counties, heavy ice accumulation also caused power outages and telephone problems.

February 24, 2001:

Heavy snow of 6 to 14 inches fell across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Along with the heavy snow came blizzard conditions across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota during the morning hours of the 25th as northwest winds increased to 25 to 45 mph. As a result of the heavy snow and blizzard conditions, travel became difficult, if not impossible, resulting in some accidents and stranded motorists. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Waubay, Onida, Murdo, and Artas, 7 inches at Aberdeen, Faulkton, Ipswich, Kennebec, and Clark, 8 inches at Miller, Castlewood, 23 N Highmore, and Pierre. Nine inches of snow fell at Browns Valley, Wheaton, Clinton, Graceville, Dumont, Roy Lake, Mellette, Blunt, and Watertown. Other snowfall amounts included, 10 inches near Summit, 11 inches at Webster, Ortonville, and Artichoke Lake, and 14 inches at Milbank.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 62 (1976) Aberdeen: -26 (1940)
Kennebec: 68 (1995) Kennebec: -29 (1955)
Mobridge: 58 (1976) Mobridge: -22 (1955)
Pierre: 65 (1995) Pierre: -22 (1955)
Sisseton: 62 (1976) Sisseton: -24 (1955)
Timber Lake: 64 (1995) Timber Lake: -19 (1962)
Watertown: 60 (1976) Watertown: -22 (1955)
Wheaton: 55 (1976) Wheaton: -20 (1955)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.26" (2007) Aberdeen: 3.8" (2001)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1987) Kennebec: 8.0" (1987)
Mobridge: 1.30" (1930) Mobridge: 7.0" (1930)
Pierre: 0.44" (1987) Pierre: 7.5" (2001)
Sisseton: 0.70" (2007) Sisseton: 5.5" (2007)
Timber Lake: 0.25" (1930) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1930)
Watertown: 0.89" (2007) Watertown: 8.5" (2007)
Wheaton: 0.57" (1977) Wheaton: 6.0" (1982) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.