Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT MON SEP 15 2014

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

IN 2010...MONSTROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RAVAGED PARTS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS WITH HUMONGOUS
HAIL...THAT AT TIMES...RANGED FROM 4 TO NEARLY 8 INCHES
IN DIAMETER.  DESTRUCTIVE 65 TO 80 MPH WINDS AND 8 WEAK
TORNADOES ALSO OCCURRED.  THE LARGEST HAILSTONE...WHICH
LANDED 2 MILES WEST OF MID-CONTINENT AIRPORT...WAS A 7.75
INCH DIAMETER METEORITE...THAT SET A NEW KANSAS RECORD.
NUMEROUS HAILSTONES RANGING FROM BASEBALL TO GRAPEFRUIT
SIZED POUNDED WEST AND SOUTHWEST WICHITA.  THOUSANDS OF
HOMES WERE DAMAGED.  IN EXTREME CASES...THE HAIL PUNCHED
HOLES IN THE ROOFS WITH SOME OF THE HAIL LANDING IN
LIVING ROOMS AND BEDROOMS.  THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES WERE
HEAVILY DAMAGED...IF NOT TOTALED...AS WERE TREES AND
POWER LINES.  THE MOST SERIOUS WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED WHEN
80 MPH WINDS TORE THE STEEPLE OFF A CHURCH AND HURLED IT
INTO AN SUV.  TOTAL DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AROUND $15.2
MILLION.

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