On This Day In Weather History - August 23
Kansas City received 5.93 inches of rain. Thunderstorms during the early morning hours produced more than an inch of rain in ten minutes and nearly three inches in a half an hour! The 5.93 inches is the second heaviest of record for August. Note
A Navy Reconnaissance flight into Hurricane Cleo suffered severe structural damage during a penetration north of Puerto Rico.
Super Typhoon Billis crossed Taiwan killing 11 people and injuring 80. The torrential rains caused mudslides, which trapped 18 people. The typhoon had sustained winds of 143 mph. The typhoon weakened somewhat over Taiwan before continuing on and hitting China. 282 buildings were destroyed in Beijing.