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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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March 12, 1995:

Rapid snowmelt, due to warm temperatures, caused widespread flooding of streams, low areas, and farmland. Many roads were covered with water and some were washed out. Some utility poles and lines were damaged. Some schools, houses, and other buildings were damaged by high water levels. Day County was especially hit hard, with damage to roads alone estimated at $75,000. In addition, ice jams exacerbated the flooding on some culverts and streams.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 72 (1934) Aberdeen: -20 (1897)
Kennebec: 82 (2007) Kennebec: -21 (1956)
Mobridge: 80 (2007) Mobridge: -12 (1951)
Pierre: 82 (2007) Pierre: -15 (1956)
Sisseton: 70 (1934) Sisseton: -14 (2009)
Timber Lake: 78 (2006) Timber Lake: -16 (1951)
Watertown: 66 (1934) Watertown: -14 (1897)
Wheaton: 65 (1990) Wheaton: -14 (2009)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.94" (1977) Aberdeen: 6.0" (1927)
Kennebec: 1.80" (1977) Kennebec: 9.0" (1927)
Mobridge: 0.70" (1977) Mobridge: 2.7" (2003)
Pierre: 1.06" (1954) Pierre: 10.2" (1954)
Sisseton: 1.30" (1977) Sisseton: 6.5" (1976)
Timber Lake: 0.82" (1954) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1954)
Watertown: 1.21" (1954) Watertown: 6.0" (1954)
Wheaton: 1.68" (1977) Wheaton: 6.0" (1927)


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