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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 20, 1982:

A winter storm dropped 10-20 inches of heavy wet snow across the northern two-thirds of South Dakota. Five persons were killed and eight others injured in indirect accidents. Downed power lines caused isolated power outages. A half dozen newborn calves died of exposure near Lemmon in Perkins County. In addition, 5% of the pheasant population in Brown, Edmunds and Faulk Counties were killed. The weight of the snow collapsed a canopy of a grocery store in McLaughlin, Corson County, tearing out part of the brick front and breaking windows in the store.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1910) Aberdeen: -6 (1965)
Kennebec: 83 (1907) Kennebec: -13 (1965)
Mobridge: 85 (1911) Mobridge: -10 (1965)
Pierre: 76 (1939) Pierre: -9 (1965)
Sisseton: 65 (1934) Sisseton: -5 (1986)
Timber Lake: 74 (2007) Timber Lake: -14 (1965)
Watertown: 71 (1911) Watertown: -7 (1986)
Wheaton: 76 (2012) Wheaton: 0 (1965)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.75" (2008) Aberdeen: 4.9" (2008)
Kennebec: 0.55" (1991) Kennebec: 3.0" (1977)
Mobridge: 0.38" (2008) Mobridge: 3.5" (2008)
Pierre: 0.61" (1987) Pierre: 2.2" (1955)
Sisseton: 1.09" (1982) Sisseton: 10.0" (1982)
Timber Lake: 0.70" (1915) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1982)
Watertown: 0.59" (1972) Watertown: 1.8" (1967)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1964) Wheaton: 5.5" (1964)


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