This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 25 January 1821 → People were able to walk across the frozen Hudson River between Hoboken and New York City. Entrepreneurs sold coffee on the river to warm pedestrians.
 25 January 1956 → About twelve inches of rain fell in an hour at Kilauea, HI. The observer noted, however, that his gauge overflowed several times during the heavy rain (which continued into the following day) and the true total amount may have been even higher.
 25 January 2003 → Three youths at a detention center in the Annapolis Valley, in Nova Scotia, took advantage of record breaking snowfall to escape. A snowbank high enough to climb over a fence in the yard was constructed and then used to escape. One of the three youths was arrested minutes after he escaped. The cold temperatures forced the remaining youths to turn themselves in.
 25 January 2004 → Tornadoes are unusual in Hawaii, but on this date a severe thunderstorm produced a small tornado on Oahu just 7 miles from downtown Honolulu.

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August 4, 1960:

At Draper in Jones County, three inch hail caused very heavy damage to roofs, building windows and automobiles. Losses estimated at 100,000 dollars. About 1,000 chickens and turkeys killed on nearby farms.

August 4, 2000:

Tennis ball size hail along with high winds caused a lot of damage throughout Selby. Many east and north windows were broken along with many vehicle's windshields. Also, many vehicles were dented, house siding was damaged, gardens were completely destroyed, and many acres of crops around Selby were destroyed. Softball hail broke windows and caused extensive damage to a few vehicles and homes west of Faulkton. Baseball size hail and high winds had broken out about every window on all of the buildings at the Brentwood Colony in Edmunds County. The large hail and high winds also damaged many of the buildings.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1934) Aberdeen: 42 (1978)
Kennebec: 113 (1934) Kennebec: 38 (1974)
Mobridge: 109 (1947) Mobridge: 45 (2009)
Pierre: 110 (1947) Pierre: 46 (1978)
Sisseton: 104 (1959) Sisseton: 44 (1971)
Timber Lake: 107 (1947) Timber Lake: 44 (1993)
Watertown: 105 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1974)
Wheaton: 104 (1931) Wheaton: 44 (1972)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.96" (1926)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1984)
Mobridge: 1.52" (1918)
Pierre: 2.59" (1995)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.14" (2008)
Watertown: 1.30" (1979)
Wheaton: 1.28" (1941)


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