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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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September 13, 1928:

An estimate F4 tornado touched down in Yankton County. An entire farm was swept away just as the family was about to enter the storm cellar. A man and his daughter were killed.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1927) Aberdeen: 26 (1902)
Kennebec: 100 (2004) Kennebec: 28 (1949)
Mobridge: 96 (1927) Mobridge: 28 (1949)
Pierre: 99 (1939) Pierre: 31 (1949)
Sisseton: 94 (1952) Sisseton: 35 (1963)
Timber Lake: 97 (1939) Timber Lake: 25 (1949)
Watertown: 96 (1939) Watertown: 25 (1902)
Wheaton: 95 (1927) Wheaton: 27 (1923)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.00" (1896) Aberdeen: 0.5" (1903)
Kennebec: 1.24" (1938)
Mobridge: 0.96" (2008)
Pierre: 1.13" (1921)
Sisseton: 0.54" (1954)
Timber Lake: 1.10" (1915)
Watertown: 0.63" (1993)
Wheaton: 1.35" (2005)


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