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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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November 4, 1992:

Significant snow blanketed much of the state except the southwest between November 1st and November 4th. The snow and slush caused numerous minor traffic accidents and further delayed the fall harvest in many areas. The greatest snowfall amounts included over a foot in north central and northeast South Dakota, and the northern Black Hills, with generally 3 to 7 inches reported elsewhere. Some of the more significant storm total snowfall reports were 25.2 inches at Lead, 15 inches at Eureka, 14 inches near Summit, 13 inches near Victor, 12.6 inches at Roscoe, and 12 inches in Leola and 23 mile north of Highmore.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 78 (1975) Aberdeen: -2 (1991)
Kennebec: 79 (1917) Kennebec: -1 (1991)
Mobridge: 77 (1917) Mobridge: -2 (1935)
Pierre: 78 (1978) Pierre: 0 (1951)
Sisseton: 74 (1975) Sisseton: -2 (1951)
Timber Lake: 76 (1975) Timber Lake: 0 (1991)
Watertown: 73 (1975) Watertown: -2 (1991)
Wheaton: 74 (1975) Wheaton: 0 (1991)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1922) Aberdeen: 4.8" (2003)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1947) Kennebec: 2.0" (2003)
Mobridge: 0.54" (1948) Mobridge: 3.8" (1959)
Pierre: 0.31" (1959) Pierre: 4.0" (1959)
Sisseton: 0.46" (1988) Sisseton: 3.5" (2003)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1948) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1959)
Watertown: 0.39" (1956) Watertown: 2.0" (1959)
Wheaton: 0.47" (1940) Wheaton: 3.0" (2003)


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