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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 7, 1840:

The second deadliest single tornado in United States history occurred in Natchez, Mississippi. This tornado started in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and moved up the Mississippi, killing 317 people.

May 7, 1896:

A strong, estimated F3 tornado moved northeast from 12 miles SSW of Clark, to 3 miles west of Watertown, to beyond Lake Kampeska. It was estimated to be on the ground for a distance of 30 miles. Near the start of the path, a woman was killed and 10 people were injured in one home. Parts of a home were found up to two miles away. Barns were leveled near Watertown.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 94 (1928) Aberdeen: 24 (1982)
Kennebec: 98 (1928) Kennebec: 23 (1976)
Mobridge: 94 (1992) Mobridge: 20 (1929)
Pierre: 95 (1963) Pierre: 23 (1943)
Sisseton: 109 (1934) Sisseton: 26 (1976)
Timber Lake: 92 (1992) Timber Lake: 22 (1943)
Watertown: 89 (1934) Watertown: 21 (1976)
Wheaton: 91 (1916) Wheaton: 24 (1929)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.24" (2000) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1907)
Kennebec: 1.14" (1933) Kennebec: 2.5" (1907)
Mobridge: 1.30" (1927)
Pierre: 1.24" (2000) Pierre: 1.5" (1907)
Sisseton: 1.23" (1993)
Timber Lake: 1.20" (1927) Timber Lake: 2.0" (1950)
Watertown: 1.55" (1978) Watertown: 3.0" (1907)
Wheaton: 0.55" (1932) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.