Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

IN 1982...BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA EXPERIENCED ITS 45TH
CONSECUTIVE DAY OF SUB ZERO LOW TEMPERATURES WHICH TIED A
RECORD THAT ENDED ON THE SAME DATE IN 1937.  IN
1998...INCREDIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TORE THROUGH
NORTHERN LOUISIANA WITH DESTRUCTIVE WINDS THAT RANGED
FROM 70 TO 115 MPH! THE 115 MPH WINDS ROARED THROUGH
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...WHERE NO DOUBT NUMEROUS HOMES
SUSTAINED MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE AND WHERE ONE ROOF WAS BLOWN
OFF A HIGH SCHOOL.  FORTUNATELY...THERE WERE NO INJURIES.
OBVIOUSLY...NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED AND POWER LINES
AND POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN...WHICH OBVIOUSLY CAUSED
WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.  SOME OUTAGES LASTED 2 DAYS.
AROUND $20 MILLION DAMAGE RESULTED.

&&

IN 1973...A WINTER STORM BURIED SOUTH CAROLINA WITH AS
MUCH AS 2 FEET OF SNOW AND GEORGIA WITH UP TO ONE AND A
HALF FEET.  IN 1987...A BIZARRE WINTER STORM PRODUCED
AROUND 15 INCHES OF SNOW IN SOUTHEASTERN MAINE EARLY IN
THE MORNING.  THE REST OF MAINE DIDN`T SEE A SINGLE
FLAKE.

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