This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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 26, 1965:

A hard freeze hit most of Minnesota in the early morning causing the loss of millions of bushels of corn and soybeans. Some temperatures fell below 20 degrees far north in the state.

September 26, 1981:

A tornado touched down in the early morning hours several times east of Vermillion. Two barns received extensive damage.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 97 (1974) Aberdeen: 17 (1939)
Kennebec: 101 (1974) Kennebec: 11 (1926)
Mobridge: 94 (1952) Mobridge: 20 (1942)
Pierre: 100 (1974) Pierre: 24 (1965)
Sisseton: 92 (1974) Sisseton: 22 (1965)
Timber Lake: 94 (1914) Timber Lake: 17 (1942)
Watertown: 91 (1974) Watertown: 20 (1965)
Wheaton: 91 (1974) Wheaton: 22 (1965)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.95" (1908)
Kennebec: 1.15" (1929)
Mobridge: 0.59" (1932)
Pierre: 0.66" (1966)
Sisseton: 0.81" (1942) Sisseton: 4.0" (1942)
Timber Lake: 0.60" (1915)
Watertown: 1.26" (1908) Waterown: 1.2" (1942)
Wheaton: 0.95" (1996)


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