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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014

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

IN 2001...THE 2ND...AND MUCH MORE VIOLENT...OF A 2-DAY
TORNADO OUTBREAK CONTINUED TO RAVAGE THE SOUTHEASTERN
UNITED STATES.OF THE 66 TORNADOES THAT OCCURRED...58
STRUCK ON THE 24TH OF WHICH 3 WERE VIOLENT F4S.  JUST
BEFORE 2 AM...A LARGE F4 WITH A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND
ONE HALF MILE WIDE WENT ON A RAMPAGE THROUGH EXTREME
WEST-CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI JUST EAST OF THE BORDER WITH
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS.  THE VICIOUS VORTEX INJURED 48 AND
CAUSED $4.1 MILLION.  CONSIDERING THE TIME IT
STRUCK...ITS SURPRISING THERE WERE NO FATALITIES.
HOWEVER...AT 525 AM...A 2ND LARGE F4 WITH A TRACK 11
MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE THAT STRUCK CENTRAL
MISSISSIPPI WAS DEADLY.  THE LARGE TEMPEST KILLED
2...INJURED 21...AND CAUSED $12 MILLION DAMAGE.  THE
DEADLIEST TORNADO...AN F3 WITH A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND
ONE HALF MILE WIDE...STRUCK EXTREME NORTHEAST LOUISIANA
AND CROSSED THE BORDER INTO SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS JUST AFTER
MIDNIGHT.  THE TORNADO KILLED 3...INJURED 11...AND CAUSED
$2.25 MILLION DAMAGE.  THE 3RD F4 STRUCK NORTH AND
NORTHEAST ALABAMA IN THE AFTERNOON.  THE TORNADO INJURED
22 AND CAUSED $1.13 MILLION DAMAGE.  IN ALL...THERE WERE
13 DEATHS AND 219 INJURIES DURING THE OUTBREAK.  IN
2004...A 2-DAY TORNADO OUTBREAK CONTINUED ACROSS THE DEEP
SOUTH WHERE MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA WERE HIT.  THE MOST
DANGEROUS WAS A BEHEMOTH WITH A TRACK 49 MILES THAT
REACHED NEARLY A MILE WIDE AS IT ROARED THROUGH CENTRAL
ALABAMA EARLY THAT MORNING.  FORTUNATELY...THE
MONSTROSITY HIT MAINLY RURAL AREAS.  THERE WERE NO
INJURIES OR FATALITIES BUT $630,000 DAMAGE RESULTED.  ONE
TORNADO...AN F3 WITH A TRACK 21 MILES LONG AND AROUND ONE
THIRD OF A MILE WIDE THAT TORE THROUGH EASTERN
MISSISSIPPI JUST NORTHEAST OF PHILADELPHIA VERY EARLY IN
THE MORNING...KILLED 1...INJURED 2...AND CAUSED $2.66
MILLION DAMAGE.  CONSIDERING THE TORNADO STRUCK AT 225
AM...ITS FORTUNATE THE DEATH TOLL WASN`T HIGHER.  IN
ALL...A STAGGERING 93 TORNADOES OCCURRED DURING THIS
OUTBREAK...MAKING IT THE 2ND WORST NOVEMBER OUTBREAK ON
RECORD.

&&

IN 1987...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED VERY HEAVY
RAIN IN SOUTHERN MISSOURI...SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.  SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI WAS DRENCHED
WITH 6.27 INCHES OF RAIN.  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT
STRUCK PARTS OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA PRODUCED 1 INCH DIAMETER
HAIL NEAR TEMPLE TWICE WITHIN 1 HOUR.

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