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 12, 1981:

Severe thunderstorms that started during the evening hours on the 11th, continued into the early morning hours on the 12th. Winds were estimated near 80 mph, 10 to 20 miles southeast of Eureka. This storm destroyed a number of steel grain storage bins. Strong winds of 58 mph were measured in Aberdeen, where many trees were broken and power and communication lines were interrupted.

July 12, 1993:

A thunderstorm dumped up to four inches of rain in 30 minutes, 25 miles west of Pierre. This storm washed hay into big blocks up to five feet high. The heavy rains also caused water to spill over an irrigation dam. Another severe thunderstorm occurred over Dewy County and produced high winds, damaging hail, and flooding rains destroyed crops and hay fields. The storm knocked out windows and screens in the Lantry area. Runoff from the storm moved rapidly through the streets of Eagle Butte causing water damage to homes and businesses. Water was reported flowing four to five feet deep through a cafe. Strong winds also tipped over a house trailer.

July 12, 2004:

Hail up to the size of softballs fell in and around Onaka, damaging vehicles, farm equipment, and homes. Lightning struck a home in Britton starting a fire in the attic, which resulted in significant damage to the home. High winds along with hail up to the size of baseballs caused some structural, vehicle, crop, and tree damage in and around Astoria and Toronto.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1936) Aberdeen: 40 (1941)
Kennebec: 105 (1973) Kennebec: 41 (1922)
Mobridge: 104 (1936) Mobridge: 46 (1950)
Pierre: 105 (1939) Pierre: 44 (1975)
Sisseton: 109 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1941)
Timber Lake: 102 (1949) Timber Lake: 45 (1941)
Watertown: 103 (1936) Watertown: 40 (1941)
Wheaton: 99 (1932) Wheaton: 45 (1936)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.41" (1981)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1997)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1927)
Pierre: 2.41" (1899)
Sisseton: 1.39" (1992)
Timber Lake: 1.24" (1952)
Watertown: 0.81" (1955)
Wheaton: 2.20" (1934)


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