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 25 December 1974Tropical Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin, Australia. Winds gusted up to 135 mph, even though it was the smallest hurricane-strength tropical cyclone on record with a diameter of only 60 miles, and gale force winds only extending 30 miles out from the center. At least 65 lives were claimed.
 25 December 2004 → It was New Orleans' first (and, so far, only) Christmas with measurable snowfall, with half an inch of snow. It was also their fourth heaviest snow on record.
 25 December 2011 → Tennis ball sized hail, flash flooding, and two tornadoes struck west of Melbourne, Australia. Also, the South Pole experienced its warmest temperature on record: 10 degrees.

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June 4, 1984:

Heavy rains of up to seven inches caused the Bad River to rise over 23 feet in six hours at Fort Pierre. Flash flooding resulted as a dam, 17 miles west of Fort Pierre gave way and an irrigation dam near town was damaged. Some roads and bridges were covered by water. Many homes had water damage. Strong thunderstorm Winds gusting up to 60 mph downed numerous branches and several signs in Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, and Brown Counties.

June 4, 1991:

Heavy rains of 3 to 7 inches caused street flooding in Harrold. Several county roads in Stanley, Sully, Hughes, and Lyman Counties were closed due to flooding. Some rainfall amounts include 1.83 inches at Oahe Dam; 1.96 inches, 12 miles SSW of Harrold; and 3.20 inches, two miles North of Onaka.

June 4, 1993:

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook a portion of northeast South Dakota but caused no real damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was 22 miles northwest of Morris, Minnesota or 38 miles east of Sisseton and was felt in most of Roberts, Grant, and Deuel Counties. The quake was the first in the area since 1975.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1954)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 35 (1954)
Mobridge: 95 (1939) Mobridge: 37 (1943)
Pierre: 94 (1939) Pierre: 38 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1934) Sisseton: 35 (1945)
Timber Lake: 98 (1914) Timber Lake: 35 (1943)
Watertown: 92 (1933) Watertown: 34 (1951)
Wheaton: 97 (1968) Wheaton: 35 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.67" (1896)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1991)
Mobridge: 3.12" (1942)
Pierre: 1.74" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.68" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.36" (1942)
Watertown: 2.66" (1980)
Wheaton: 1.98" (1980)


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