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 25 January 1821 → People were able to walk across the frozen Hudson River between Hoboken and New York City. Entrepreneurs sold coffee on the river to warm pedestrians.
 25 January 1956 → About twelve inches of rain fell in an hour at Kilauea, HI. The observer noted, however, that his gauge overflowed several times during the heavy rain (which continued into the following day) and the true total amount may have been even higher.
 25 January 2003 → Three youths at a detention center in the Annapolis Valley, in Nova Scotia, took advantage of record breaking snowfall to escape. A snowbank high enough to climb over a fence in the yard was constructed and then used to escape. One of the three youths was arrested minutes after he escaped. The cold temperatures forced the remaining youths to turn themselves in.
 25 January 2004 → Tornadoes are unusual in Hawaii, but on this date a severe thunderstorm produced a small tornado on Oahu just 7 miles from downtown Honolulu.

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September 24, 1986:

Thunderstorm high winds along with several tornados brought damage to parts of western and central South Dakota from the late evening in the morning hours of the 25th. Winds were estimated up to 80 mph. Many trees and power poles were downed along with damage to many buildings. The tornadoes occurred near Newell, east of Cedar Butte, west of Murdo, 20 miles northwest of Pierre, and northwest of Ridgeview in Dewey County.

September 24, 1992:

South winds gusting to 50 to 55 mph across northeast South Dakota during the day toppled several trees and light poles. In Aberdeen, a front window was blown out of a store.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 90 (1935) Aberdeen: 23 (2000)
Kennebec: 94 (1935) Kennebec: 19 (1893)
Mobridge: 93 (1992) Mobridge: 24 (1942)
Pierre: 92 (1990) Pierre: 25 (2000)
Sisseton: 96 (1935) Sisseton: 26 (2002)
Timber Lake: 91 (1992) Timber Lake: 22 (1942)
Watertown: 91 (1935) Watertown: 24 (1942)
Wheaton: 90 (2007) Wheaton: 28 (1931)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.15" (1934)
Kennebec: 0.90" (1931) Kennebec: 2.0" (1912)
Mobridge: 0.58" (1986)
Pierre: 0.85" (1973)
Sisseton: 1.40" (1934)
Timber Lake: 1.75" (1915)
Watertown: 2.93" (1934)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1934) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.