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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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October 29, 1925:

Record cold occurred across the area on this date in 1925. The record lows were 9 at Wheaton, Minnesota, 2 degrees below zero at Watertown, 5 degrees below zero at Aberdeen, 7 degrees below zero southeast of McInstosh, and a frigid late October 19 degrees below zero at Kennebec.

October 29, 1956:

A violent tornado, or series of tornadoes, moved along a path more than 100 miles in length from south of North Platte, Nebraska into Rock County, Nebraska. It was an unusually late occurence so far north and west in the U.S. for such a storm.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 79 (1937) Aberdeen: -5 (1925)
Kennebec: 91 (1933) Kennebec: -19 (1925)
Mobridge: 81 (1950) Mobridge: 2 (1991)
Pierre: 92 (1933) Pierre: 9 (1991)
Sisseton: 80 (1937) Sisseton: 16 (1988)
Timber Lake: 82 (1968) Timber Lake: 4 (1913)
Watertown: 78 (1937) Watertown: -2 (1925)
Wheaton: 75 (1953) Wheaton: 9 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.71" (1996) Aberdeen: 3.0" (1929)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1996) Kennebec: 2.0" (1929)
Mobridge: 1.65" (2004) Mobridge: 2.4" (2003)
Pierre: 0.92" (2004) Pierre: 3.4" (1970)
Sisseton: 1.71" (1996) Sisseton: 0.5" (2002)
Timber Lake: 1.22" (2004) Timber Lake: 3.2" (2003)
Watertown: 2.05" (1956) Watertown: 2.0" (1929)
Wheaton: 1.26" (1996) Wheaton: 2.5" (1929)


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