Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

IN 1966...METEOROLOGICAL MARCH MADNESS UNLEASHED AN
EVENING OF TERROR WHEN A HORRIFIC F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH
4 COUNTIES OF CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI.  POSSESSING A TRACK 70
MILES LONG AND AVERAGING ONE HALF MILE WIDE...THE
MONSTROUS TWISTER KILLED 57...INJURED 504...AND CAUSED AN
ESTIMATED $18 MILLION DAMAGE.  JACKSON...THE STATE
CAPITAL...TOOK A DIRECT HIT...WHERE THE CANDLESTICK
SHOPPING CENTER WAS DESTROYED.IT WAS AT THIS SHOPPING
CENTER WHERE 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED...AROUND 100 WERE
INJURED...AND ENTIRE STORES WERE LEVELED.

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