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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November 16, 1989:

There was massive devastation at the Jones Valley School in Huntsville, Alabama after an F4 tornado plowed through the southern portion of the city. The tornado killed 21 people and injured 463 along its 18.5 mile path. Most of the deaths, injuries, and damage occurred along a one mile segment through a congested business area along Airport Road. At the school, which lost all of its second floor, classed had already let out for the day when the tornado struck, so there were 12 adults and 37 children in the building, all of whom survived by taking refuge on the lower level.

November 16, 1996:

A strong area of low pressure brought 6 to 9 inches of snowfall to most of central and parts of north central South Dakota on the 16th, while widespread freezing rain associated with the warm front of the system, along with 4 to 10 inches of snow, fell in northeast South Dakota. Travel was significantly affected, and a few minor accidents occurred during the storm. Several sporting events and activities were also postponed or cancelled. Strong north winds late on the 16th into early the 17th resulted in near-blizzard conditions across northeast South Dakota. Some storm total snowfall amounts include; 9.0 inches 12SSW of Harrold; 8.5 inches near Highmore; 8.2 inches in Roscoe; 8.0 in Eureka; 7.9 inches near Mellette; 7.0 inches in Waubay; 6.5 inches in Murdo and Redfield; 6.0 inches in Kennebec and Miller; 5.5 inches near Victor; and 5.3 inches in Sisseton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 71 (2001) Aberdeen: -12 (1955)
Kennebec: 76 (2001) Kennebec: -10 (1959)
Mobridge: 69 (1953) Mobridge: -10 (1959)
Pierre: 75 (2001) Pierre: -10 (1959)
Sisseton: 74 (2001) Sisseton: -7 (1959)
Timber Lake: 70 (1939) Timber Lake: -13 (1959)
Watertown: 70 (2001) Watertown: -8 (1959)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: -8 (1932)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.55" (1987) Aberdeen: 5.5" (1987)
Kennebec: 0.30" (1996) Kennebec: 5.0" (1996)
Mobridge: 0.39" (1971) Mobridge: 3.0" (1911)
Pierre: 0.62" (1996) Pierre: 6.2" (1996)
Sisseton: 0.62" (1987) Sisseton: 4.0" (1985)
Timber Lake: 0.50" (1971) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1911)
Watertown: 1.12" (1971) Watertown: 6.0" (1985)
Wheaton: 1.20" (1930) Wheaton: 4.0" (1985)"


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