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 25 October 1805 → Snow began falling in west central Indiana during the afternoon and continued into the next day. At Fort Wayne, IN the snowfall reached a foot in depth.
 25 October 1859 → The sinking of the British ship The Royal Charter in 1859 began a string of ships damaged by severe weather, which led to the issuance of gale warnings in England the following year.
 25 October 1921 → A hurricane made landfall at Tarpon Springs, FL, as a Category 3 (after weakening from a Category 4), causing several million dollars in damage.
 25 October 1977 → Dutch Harbor, AK set the U.S. record for lowest barometric pressure in a non-tropical storm: 27.35 inches.
 25 October 1992 → The final tropical storm of the season, Zeke, was born in the eastern Pacific. It broke the record for the most named storms in one year in that region.

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April 30, 1942:

Three farms were hit by a tornado near the Northeastern edge of Castlewood. One barn was blown apart and debris was blown into the house, killing one person. Damage was estimated at $20,000. Tornado strength was estimated to be an F2.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 98 (1992) Aberdeen: 5 (1966)
Kennebec: 99 (1992) Kennebec: 17 (1966)
Mobridge: 96 (1992) Mobridge: 18 (1960)
Pierre: 96 (1992) Pierre: 23 (1966)
Sisseton: 93 (1992) Sisseton: 19 (1903)
Timber Lake: 95 (1992) Timber Lake: 14 (1950)
Watertown: 92 (1992) Watertown: 12 (1966)
Wheaton: 94 (1992) Wheaton: 19 (1966)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.58" (1953) Aberdeen: 1.2" (1954)
Kennebec: 1.55" (1895) Kennebec: 2.0" (1954)
Mobridge: 0.75" (1972) Mobridge: 0.1 (1940)
Pierre: 1.00" (1942) Pierre: 0.5" (1956)
Sisseton: 2.05" (1942) Sisseton: 4.0" (1954)
Timber Lake: 1.02" (1953) Timber Lake: 0.0"
Watertown: 1.58" (1936) Watertown: 1.0" (1954)
Wheaton: 1.34" (1947) Wheaton: 3.0" (1950)


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