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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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March 9, 1993:

High winds gusting in excess of 50 mph moved east across South Dakota behind a strong cold front. Peak wind gusts reported included 62 mph at Pierre and 49 mph at Aberdeen. In addition, high winds flipped over a mobile home on top of a car and a utility shed near The Oahe Reservoir. Also, a semi tractor trailer was overturned while crossing Ft. Randall Dam. An office trailer was also tipped over at the same location.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 65 (1913) Aberdeen: -20 (1951)
Kennebec: 74 (1936) Kennebec: -18 (1996)
Mobridge: 73 (1911) Mobridge: -15 (1951)
Pierre: 70 (1936) Pierre: -13 (1996)
Sisseton: 61 (1902) Sisseton: -13 (1984)
Timber Lake: 67 (1988) Timber Lake: -16 (1948)
Watertown: 59 (1911) Watertown: -13 (1984)
Wheaton: 56 (1990) Wheaton: -17 (1951)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.50" (1918) Aberdeen: 5.0" (1918)
Kennebec: 0.62" (1940) Kennebec: 4.5" (1970)
Mobridge: 0.88" (2010) Mobridge: 3.0" (1946)
Pierre: 0.71" (2010) Pierre: 4.3" (1970)
Sisseton: 0.42" (1971) Sisseton: 3.0" (1960)
Timber Lake: 0.37" (1986) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1918)
Watertown: 0.11" (1999) Watertown: 4.0" (1918)
Wheaton: 0.43" (2002) Wheaton: 6.0" (2002)


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