Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

IN 1987...AN ICE STORM RAVAGED THE SOUTHERN PLAINS FROM
NORTHWEST TEXAS TO SOUTHWEST MISSOURI.A MIXTURE OF
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN COVERED TWO THIRDS OF OKLAHOMA.
HARDEST HIT WAS A 40 MILE WIDE BAND THAT CUT THROUGH THE
HEART OF THE STATE FROM DUNCAN...THROUGH NORMAN AND
TULSA...TO EXTREME NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.THESE AREAS WERE
COATED WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES OF ICE THAT SEVERED POWER TO
AROUND 75,000 HOMES...OF WHICH 25,000 WERE STILL WITHOUT
POWER 1 WEEK LATER.  HALF OF SPRINGFIELD LOST POWER FOR
24 HOURS AS SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WAS TURNED INTO A SKATING
RINK.  DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES WAS COMPARED TO
THAT CAUSED BY 100 TORNADOES.  SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

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