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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 21, 1960:

In the morning hours of September 21st, Lightning struck and caused structural damage to a home in Clear Lake, Deuel County, and a home in Clark in Clark County, and two telephone poles near Milbank in Grant County. Power was also interrupted for a short time by lightning near Britton.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1937) Aberdeen: 22 (1893)
Kennebec: 101 (1937) Kennebec: 28 (1934)
Mobridge: 101 (1937) Mobridge: 27 (1918)
Pierre: 99 (1937) Pierre: 31 (1995)
Sisseton: 97 (1937) Sisseton: 22 (1934)
Timber Lake: 96 (1937) Timber Lake: 25 (1983)
Watertown: 97 (1936) Watertown: 23 (1934)
Wheaton: 95 (1922) Wheaton: 33 (1995)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1959) Aberdeen: 0.2" (1995)
Kennebec: 2.00" (1989)
Mobridge: 0.41" (2006)
Pierre: 0.87" (1989)
Sisseton: 1.83" (1989)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1941)
Watertown: 1.24" (1977) Watertown: 0.2" (1995)
Wheaton: 1.94" (2007)


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