On This Day In Weather History - April 23
Kansas City was deluged with 4.49 inches of rain, the second highest of record for April.
John Thomas Romney Robinson, inventor if the cup anemometer, was born.
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.
The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles hit 100 degrees to establish an April record for the city.
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.