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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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October 15, 1987:

Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34 degrees at Montgomery, Alambama was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 34 degrees at Parkersburg West Virginia marked their third straight morning of record cold.

October 15, 1992:

Snow fell throughout the day across the north central and northwest part of the state with 2 to 7 inches occurring.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 88 (1958) Aberdeen: 18 (1992)
Kennebec: 94 (1958) Kennebec: 20 (1970)
Mobridge: 87 (1958) Mobridge: 24 (1970)
Pierre: 90 (1965) Pierre: 23 (1976)
Sisseton: 90 (1958) Sisseton: 10 (1937)
Timber Lake: 85 (1964) Timber Lake: 20 (1966)
Watertown: 88 (1958) Watertown: 19 (1992)
Wheaton: 89 (1958) Wheaton: 20 (1992)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.61" (1957) Aberdeen: 1.2" (1992)
Kennebec: 1.02" (1911)
Mobridge: 1.86" (1980) Mobridge: 2.3" (1992)
Pierre: 2.39" (1980)
Sisseton: 1.50" (1998) Sisseton: 1.2" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.07" (1980) Timber Lake: 3.0" (1992)
Watertown: 2.20" (1899) Watertown: 0.1" (1992)
Wheaton: 1.70" (1984) Wheaton: 1.0" (1985)


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