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On This Day In Weather History - April 23


1975   Kansas City was deluged with 4.49 inches of rain, the second highest of record for April.


1792   John Thomas Romney Robinson, inventor if the cup anemometer, was born.

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.

1910   The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles hit 100 degrees to establish an April record for the city.

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.