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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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June 9, 1957:

Southwest of Faulkton, one of four funnel clouds finally touched down and cut an erratic path to the northeast. One home was reduced to, as quoted, matchsticks and tidbits. The tornado strength was estimated as F3.

June 9, 1968:

A short lived F2 tornado moved northeast from 6 miles northeast of Britton. Barns were destroyed, and trees were uprooted on three farms. Two cars were picked up and thrown into a ditch. One person in a car was hospitalized. Damage was estimated at $150,000 to property and another $80,000 to crops.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 33 (1915)
Kennebec: 103 (2000) Kennebec: 34 (1915)
Mobridge: 97 (1956) Mobridge: 39 (1928)
Pierre: 102 (1976) Pierre: 39 (1989)
Sisseton: 98 (1976) Sisseton: 35 (1989)
Timber Lake: 102 (1918) Timber Lake: 35 (1915)
Watertown: 97 (1933) Watertown: 30 (1915)
Wheaton: 96 (1976) Wheaton: 31 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.13" (1938)
Kennebec: 1.72" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.51" (1968)
Pierre: 3.33" (1971)
Sisseton: 1.53" (1963)
Timber Lake: 1.13" (1984)
Watertown: 1.12" (2005)
Wheaton: 3.44" (1939) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.