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On This Day In

                   Weather History

October 25th

Local and Regional Events:

October 25, 1954:

A storm dumped snow over the region with the highest snowfall amounts at Devils Tower with sixteen inches. Other snowfall totals from the area included four inches in Colony and Faith, eight inches in Custer and Lead, and eleven inches in Spearfish.


Local Climate Information:

Click HERE for daily climate information for Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, and Watertown.

Click HERE for daily climate information for Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, and Sioux City.


U.S.A and Global Events for October 25th:

1918: The Canadian steamship Princess Sophia carrying miners from the Yukon and Alaska becomes stranded on Vanderbilt Reef. A strong northerly gale hampers rescue attempts the day before. The ship sinks on this day, killing the 268 passengers and 75 crewmen on board.


Princess Sophia steamship, stranded on Vanderbilt Reef, Lynn Canal, Alaska October 24, 1918.

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Princess Sophia on Vanderbilt Reef. The image is courtesy of Alaska’s Digital Archives.


2008: A storm packing winds of more than 60 mph hits central Alberta. In Edmonton, the strongest October wind ever recorded reaches 64 mph, cutting power to 4,000. The winds blow free sheet metal, parts of billboards, garbage cans and pieces of trees around the city.

Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.