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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July 3, 1959:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast after destroying a farm building at the western edge of Java. Elsewhere in the area, high straight line winds caused property damage while hail damaged crops. The largest hail was 2.75 inches in diameter and was observed 9 miles NNW of Timber Lake.

July 3, 1983:

An F4 tornado occurred west of the town center of Andover, Minnesota, and went through the Red Oaks subdivision. Numerous homes received major damage with some homes having only the foundation left. Although damage was extensive, there were only four minor injuries, mainly from falling debris and broken glass. The tornado moved east and the width covered half a city block.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1949) Aberdeen: 39 (1917)
Kennebec: 108 (1949) Kennebec: 36 (1917)
Mobridge: 110 (1949) Mobridge: 42 (1967)
Pierre: 110 (1949) Pierre: 43 (1967)
Sisseton: 105 (1949) Sisseton: 45 (1969)
Timber Lake: 110 (1949) Timber Lake: 40 (1967)
Watertown: 100 (1929) Watertown: 35 (1917)
Wheaton: 98 (1949) Wheaton: 39 (1972)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.84" (2010)
Kennebec: 2.40" (1974)
Mobridge: 2.04" (1980)
Pierre: 1.53" (1905)
Sisseton: 3.17" (1905)
Timber Lake: 3.05" (1995)
Watertown: 3.40" (1905)
Wheaton: 2.13" (1921)


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