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 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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July 21, 1940:

From near Miller, a tornado moved southeast, destroying a barn, garage, and two windmills. This tornado was estimated to be F2 strength.

July 21, 1987:

During the afternoon, an unusually severe thunderstorm moved northeast through northwest Wyoming and spawned the highest elevation F4 tornado ever documented. The tornado touched down in the Teton Wilderness Area, and created a massive blow down of trees as it travel north northeast. The distance traveled was 24.3 miles and ended along the Yellowstone River in the southeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. The path averaged 1.5 miles in width, reaching a maximum width of 2.5 miles.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1899) Aberdeen: 41 (1902)
Kennebec: 113 (1934) Kennebec: 41 (1947)
Mobridge: 108 (1960) Mobridge: 44 (1947)
Pierre: 110 (1934) Pierre: 46 (1947)
Sisseton: 101 (1960) Sisseton: 46 (1947)
Timber Lake: 105 (2007) Timber Lake: 48 (1947)
Watertown: 110 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1911)
Wheaton: 102 (1960) Wheaton: 51 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.03" (1939)
Kennebec: 1.50" (1978)
Mobridge: 1.42" (1966)
Pierre: 0.94" (1978)
Sisseton: 1.18" (1972)
Timber Lake: 1.36" (1966)
Watertown: 0.85" (1939)
Wheaton: 1.34" (1914) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.