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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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July 24, 1993:

A severe thunderstorm struck southern Hyde County, including the city of Highmore, with winds in excess of 60 mph and heavy rains of two to four inches. Near Stephan, in far southern Hyde County, an estimated of over four inches of rain in 20 minutes caused flooding damage around a bridge. Three to nine inches of rain caused widespread flash flooding and flood damage to Day, Roberts, and southeastern Marshall Counties. Especially hard hit was an area from Webster, northeastward through the Pickerell and Buffalo Lakes area, to Sisseton. A state of emergency was declared in Sisseton. The heavy rains overwhelmed a small creek that flows through Sisseton, swelling it to three blocks wide and up to five feet deep. The rushing water carried lumber, railroad ties, propane tanks, and several vehicles. Flood damage occurred to 70 percent of all buildings in Sisseton, including 100 homes. In Webster, the excessive rain flooded all the sewer lefts that pump water out of low lying areas in town. The sewer system then backed up into homes and businesses. Nine of the 12 main floor rooms at the Super 8 motel in Webster were flooded by the rainstorm. Roads and bridge damage was also extensive in Roberts, Day, and Marshall Counties with about 50 roads and bridges in Day County damaged by the flooding. Areas lakes, including Pickerell, Blue Dog, Enemy Swim, and Buffalo lakes rose over two feet, inundating areas around lake homes and submerging docks. Some estimated storm total rainfall amounts include; 4.60 inches in Webster; 3.91 in Waubay; 3.90 in Britton; and 3.60 inches near Ashton.

July 24, 1997:

Over 6 inches of rain fell in the Conde area in far northeast Spink County. Water was over Highway 37 and many town basements were flooded. One basement filled with 5 feet of water. Nearly 7 inches of rain was received at Lake Poinset and over 6 inches of rain was received in Estelline. Hidewood creek in Hamlin County overflowed its banks. Water went into many residences homes and some people were evacuated. A small bridge was taken out by the high water and Highway 28 was closed for an hour.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1931) Aberdeen: 46 (1905)
Kennebec: 113 (1936) Kennebec: 47 (1911)
Mobridge: 109 (1952) Mobridge: 47 (2004)
Pierre: 112 (1952) Pierre: 53 (2004)
Sisseton: 105 (1940) Sisseton: 47 (1955)
Timber Lake: 106 (1952) Timber Lake: 45 (1933)
Watertown: 109 (1940) Watertown: 44 (1905)
Wheaton: 100 (1932) Wheaton: 53 (2004)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.47" (1957)
Kennebec: 1.65" (1977)
Mobridge: 0.41" (1960)
Pierre: 1.25" (2001)
Sisseton: 2.40" (1986)
Timber Lake: 0.92" (1914)
Watertown: 2.06" (1934)
Wheaton: 1.56" (1979)


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