Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

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

IN 2003...TRAGEDY STRUCK THE KANSAS TURNPIKE...WHEN THE
DEADLY JACOB CREEK FLASH FLOOD INUNDATED A ONE QUARTER
MILE SECTION OF THE INTERSTATE...12 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
EMPORIA.  SEVEN VEHICLES WERE SWEPT OFF THE TURNPIKE.
ONE WAS A MINIVAN WITH A FAMILY OF SIX...OF WHICH FIVE
PERISHED.  A SIXTH FATALITY RESULTED WHEN A MAN`S VEHICLE
STALLED.  IN 1915...THE TEMPERATURE IN SALINA PLUNGED TO
42 DEGREES TO SET A RECORD LOW FOR THE CITY IN THE MONTH
OF AUGUST.

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