April 23 Weather History

...1885... The city of Denver CO was in the midst of a storm which produced 23 inches of snow in 24 hours, and at Idaho Springs CO produced 32 inches of snow.

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

...1930... A trace of snow fell at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, setting the record high for the date.

...1933... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature fell to 28 degrees, breaking the record of 30 degrees set in 1930.

...1962... The wind gusted to 46 miles per hour at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 35 miles per hour set in 1951.

...1983... A mini-blizzard produced sixteen inches of snow at Laramie WY, including a foot of snow in just eight hours during the night.

...1986... Light snow fell in Norfolk, Virginia. This is the latest date that snow has ever been observed in Norfolk since records began in 1874.

...1987... Thunderstorms in the Atlantic Coast Region produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 67 mph at Anderson SC. The high winds destroyed two planes at the airport, and the large hail damaged fifty other planes, and severely damaged twenty-three greenhouses.

...1988... An intense winter-like storm brought thunderstorms to southern California, and produced snow in some of the higher elevations. Nine girls at Tustin CA were injured when lightning struck the tree under which their softball team had taken shelter from the rain.

...1989... The wind chill dipped to 18 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of 21 degrees set in 1982.  Salina KS was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 105 degrees. The high of 105 degrees established an April record for the state of Kansas. A total of eighteen cities in the central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date.

...1990... Thunderstorms produced severe weather in West Texas and western Oklahoma. Thunderstorms produced tennis ball size hail at Lake McKenzie TX and at Garden City TX, and produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Gage OK. Thunderstorms drenched southeast Minnesota with heavy rain, with 6.6 inches reported northwest of Browndale. High temperatures were mostly in the 80s across the central U.S. The morning low of 67 degrees at Fargo ND and afternoon high of 91 degrees were both records for the date.

...1993... At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure fell to 29.17 inches, breaking the record of 29.28 inches set in 1971.  A coastal storm dumped big late season snows across central and northeastern New York. Two day snowfall totals included 22 inches at Malone, 19.2 inches at Tully, 19 inches at Ellenburg Depot, and 10.3 inches at Binghamton.

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