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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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May 3, 1895:

A tornado moved northeast from 3 miles northwest of Redfield through Ashton. It was estimated to be on the ground for about 5 miles. Several homes were unroofed and barns were destroyed. Tornadoes were also spotted in Minnehaha and Bon Homme Counties in South Dakota. This tornado was estimated at F2 strength.

May 3, 1900:

After a daytime high of 52 degrees, the low temperature at Watertown fell to 19 degrees. This was the coldest temperature in the state, the entire month of May, 1900.

May 3, 1960:

Late season snowfall of 3 to 7 inches covered Perkins, Corson and Campbell Counties. Lemmon reported 7 inches, and 6 miles SE of McIntosh had 6.5 inches. Main roads were very slippery and some rural roads impassable for about one day.

May 3, 1969:

Heavy rain caused local flooding which washed out some roads and crops in Clark County. Some rain fall amounts include, 3.12 inches in the city of Clark and 2.87 one mile northeast of Bryant.

May 3, 1999:

Two to four inches of rain fell across southeastern Dewey County causing flash flooding south of La Plant, mainly on Willow Creek. As a result of the flash flooding, several roads were underwater. Highway 212 just south of La Plant was flooded for a few hours along with Highway 8, 15 miles south of La Plant. The flash flooding resulted in some road and bridge damage.

May 3, 2002:

With low humidity, very dry vegetation, and increasing South winds, embers from a day old controlled burn initiated a large grassland fire in the early afternoon hours west of Claremont. South winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting to 50 mph caused the fire to spread quickly. The fire expended to 4 miles wide and spread 4 miles north before it was contained late in the evening. Many trees along with a mobile home, an abandoned house, and an old barn were also burned. Seven miles of road had to be closed due to poor visibility for smoke. Eleven fire departments with nearly 150 firefighters extinguished the fire. The fire was completely put out during the afternoon hours of the 4th. This was one of the largest grassland fires in Brown County history.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1952) Aberdeen: 13 (2005)
Kennebec: 91 (1982) Kennebec: 17 (1976)
Mobridge: 92 (1918) Mobridge: 15 (2005)
Pierre: 94 (1982) Pierre: 22 (1967)
Sisseton: 93 (1949) Sisseton: 19 (2005)
Timber Lake: 92 (1982) Timber Lake: 16 (1967)
Watertown: 92 (1949) Watertown: 16 (1907)
Wheaton: 91 (1959) Wheaton: 21 (1967)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.99" (1964) Aberdeen: 2.0" (1916)
Kennebec: 0.83" (1991) Kennebec: Trace (1967)
Mobridge: 1.52" (1999) Mobridge: 3.0" (1991)
Pierre: 1.20" (1905)
Sisseton: 1.27" (1905)
Timber Lake: 0.75" (1991) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1991)
Watertown: 2.22" (1969) Watertown: 1.0" (1954)
Wheaton: 0.78" (1944)


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