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 25 December 1974Tropical Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin, Australia. Winds gusted up to 135 mph, even though it was the smallest hurricane-strength tropical cyclone on record with a diameter of only 60 miles, and gale force winds only extending 30 miles out from the center. At least 65 lives were claimed.
 25 December 2004 → It was New Orleans' first (and, so far, only) Christmas with measurable snowfall, with half an inch of snow. It was also their fourth heaviest snow on record.
 25 December 2011 → Tennis ball sized hail, flash flooding, and two tornadoes struck west of Melbourne, Australia. Also, the South Pole experienced its warmest temperature on record: 10 degrees.

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November 3, 2003:

Heavy snow fell across the area. Snowfall of 6 to 9 inches fell across Big Stone County in Minnesota, with nine inches in Ortonville. Heavy snow of up to eight inches fell across Grant County in South Dakota. Six inches fell at Big Stone City and 8 inches fell at Milbank. Heavy snow also fell from the early morning to around noon across parts of central South Dakota. Six inches of snow fell at Kennebec, Fort Thompson, Gann Valley, and Miller.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 75 (1903) Aberdeen: 1 (1991)
Kennebec: 76 (1917) Kennebec: 1 (1928)
Mobridge: 73 (1916) Mobridge: -1 (1991)
Pierre: 72 (1978) Pierre: 2 (1991)
Sisseton: 76 (1978) Sisseton: 8 (1995)
Timber Lake: 70 (1949) Timber Lake: -7 (1935)
Watertown: 73 (1978) Watertown: 2 (1951)
Wheaton: 76 (1978) Wheaton: 7 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.45" (1896) Aberdeen: 3.8" (1936)
Kennebec: 0.40" (2003) Kennebec: 6.0" (2003)
Mobridge: 0.15" (1935) Mobridge: 3.0" (1935)
Pierre: 0.44" (1983) Pierre: 2.0" (2003)
Sisseton: 0.22" (1983) Sisseton: 3.0" (1936)
Timber Lake: 0.26" (2003) Timber Lake: 4.0" (2003)
Watertown: 0.68" (1983) Watertown: 3.0" (1926)
Wheaton: 0.46" (1938) Wheaton: 2.0" (1926)


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