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 25 July 1956 → In a dense fog bank off Nantucket Island, the Italian passenger ship Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish liner Stockholm at full speed. Eleven hours later the Andrea Doria sank. However, 1660 were rescued and only 51 were lost.
 25 July 1988 → A storm system brought heavy rains to Tasmania, Australia. Coastal areas were flooded by high tides and storm surge.
 25 July 2003 → Lightning struck a home during an overnight thunderstorm southwest of Oslo, Norway. The charge moved into the bedroom and through an iron bed, with a Norwegian couple sleeping in it. The couple was unharmed, but the lightning strike caused the room to flash "like 10 welder's torches" and burned out all of the electrical sockets.
 25 July 2006 → Through today, a two week long heat wave in California killed 140 people.
 25 July 2007 → Canada's highest humidex (roughly analogous to the U.S.'s heat index) reading of 127F at Carman, Manitoba.

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August 26, 1983:

Heavy rainfall up to four and a half inches fell in the town of Mahto, Corson County, flooding basements. Hail, up to three inches in diameter, caused heavy damage to roofs and broke numerous windows.

August 26, 1998:

Very heavy rainfall of 3 to over 6 inches fell across far eastern Corson, most of Campbell and Walworth counties during the evening hours of the 26th. The heavy rain caused flooding on many roads along with some highways through the night and into the morning hours on the 27th. Near Selby, high winds, heavy rain, and some hail caused damage to sunflowers and moved a barn three feet off the foundation. In Selby, wind driven rain pushed water through some ceilings and into basements. An old barn near Glenham was also blown down by the strong winds. Some rainfall amounts include, 3.50 inches at Herried, 3.80 inches at Java, 4.20 inches at Selby, 4.50 inches 3N of Selby and just southeast of Mclaughlin, 5 inches at Glenham, 5.75 inches 8N of Mobridge, and 6.35 inches 1.5 miles southeast of Glenham.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1991) Aberdeen: 34 (1914)
Kennebec: 110 (1976) Kennebec: 37 (1910)
Mobridge: 102 (1939) Mobridge: 34 (1914)
Pierre: 108 (1991) Pierre: 44 (1934)
Sisseton: 100 (1976) Sisseton: 34 (1944)
Timber Lake: 105 (1970) Timber Lake: 35 (1914)
Watertown: 100 (1973) Watertown: 37 (1914)
Wheaton: 99 (1953) Wheaton: 37 (1914)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.68" (1944)
Kennebec: 1.00" (2005)
Mobridge: 2.08" (1998)
Pierre: 0.84" (1997)
Sisseton: 2.18" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.87" (1957)
Watertown: 1.09" (1944)
Wheaton: 1.60" (1923) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.