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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June 24, 1902:

Very strong winds occurred during the evening hours over portions of Hand and Stanly, to Turner and Lincoln Counties. Heavy losses occurred to barns and other farm outbuildings, trees, and windmills. One person was killed and several were injured. A peak wind gust of 67 mph was recorded in Pierre.

June 24, 2003:

An F4 tornado destroyed or heavily damaged all buildings, other structures, and vehicles in the small town of Manchester, in Kingsbury County. Propane and fuel oil tanks were destroyed. Many homes were stripped to the foundation. Of the six residents of the town, four were injured and were transported to hospitals. Three were deemed to be seriously injured, but none of the injuries were listed as life threatening. One of the injured was in a basement, one was blown out of the home on the way to the same basement, and two were in a mobile home which was destroyed. The tornado damaged crops, trees, and power lines south of Manchester prior to reaching the town. The tornado also heavily damaged several farms north of Manchester, including two farms on which several buildings, including the houses were destroyed. About 12 cattle were killed and others injured. The amount of crop damage was not known. Throughout the path, the tornado was observed to have multiple vortices. The tornado was observed and videotaped by numerous storm chasers and researchers. Researchers also deployed weather sensors around the town of Manchester. One of these sensors recorded a 100 millibar pressure drop as the tornado passed.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1988) Aberdeen: 41 (1958)
Kennebec: 111 (1988) Kennebec: 39 (1951)
Mobridge: 108 (1936) Mobridge: 38 (1929)
Pierre: 112 (1988) Pierre: 42 (1958)
Sisseton: 104 (1988) Sisseton: 42 (2004)
Timber Lake: 108 (1936) Timber Lake: 38 (1993)
Watertown: 105 (1988) Watertown: 40 (1958)
Wheaton: 100 (1988) Wheaton: 44 (2004)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.54" (1998)
Kennebec: 1.44" (2003)
Mobridge: 1.91" (1946)
Pierre: 2.14" (1969)
Sisseton: 1.53" (1993)
Timber Lake: 2.59" (1938)
Watertown: 1.83" (2003)
Wheaton: 2.40" (1914)


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