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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 31, 1960:

A late evening thunderstorm cut a path of destruction, principally from high winds from Beadle County, northeast to Roberts and Grant Counties. Twelve head of cattle electrocuted for a downed high tensions wire occurred at Wolsey. Winds with gusts of 65 to 75 mph were observed at Huron and Watertown. A grain elevator tipped over and a windmill was destroyed near Willow Lake. A Steel corn crib was blown over at Hayti and damaged occurred to other farm buildings and implements.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1934) Aberdeen: 23 (1897)
Kennebec: 100 (1934) Kennebec: 33 (1903)
Mobridge: 97 (1934) Mobridge: 32 (2012)
Pierre: 95 (1940) Pierre: 33 (2012)
Sisseton: 110 (1934) Sisseton: 35 (1964)
Timber Lake: 96 (1914) Timber Lake: 34 (1964)
Watertown: 101 (1934) Watertown: 24 (1897)
Wheaton: 91 (2002) Wheaton: 35 (1964)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.10" (1919)
Kennebec: 0.84" (1970)
Mobridge: 1.70" (1981)
Pierre: 2.46" (1949)
Sisseton: 2.33" (1954)
Timber Lake: 0.99" (1980)
Watertown: 3.26" (1945)
Wheaton: 2.44" (1938) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.