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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

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

IN 1992...THE SECOND OF A THREE DAY TORNADO OUTBREAK
CONTINUED TO SPREAD EAST ACROSS DIXIE FROM EASTERN
MISSISSIPPI...ACROSS ALABAMA AND GEORGIA...TO THE WESTERN
CAROLINAS.  SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT...A FRIGHTENING
F4...WITH A TRACK 40 MILES LONG AND 1 MILE WIDE...STRUCK
EASTERN MISSISSIPPI.  THE MONSTROUS VORTEX BEGAN FROM
ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN JACKSON AND HATTIESBURG...AND RACED
NORTHEAST TO ABOUT 40 MILES WEST OF MERIDIAN.  ALTHOUGH
IT ROARED PRIMARILY THROUGH RURAL AREAS...IT`S STILL
REMARKABLE NO ONE WAS KILLED.  HOWEVER 20 WERE INJURED
AND IT CAUSED UP TO $50 MILLION DAMAGE.  TWO VIOLENT F4S
HIT GEORGIA.  THE FIRST ONE WAS A HALF MILE WIDE AND ON
THE GROUND FOR 20 MILES.  IT BEGAN 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF
DOWNTOWN ATLANTA...AND RACED NORTHEAST.  ALTHOUGH THERE
WERE NO FATALITIES...THERE WERE 46 INJURIES AND CLOSE TO
$50 MILLION DAMAGE.  THE SECOND F4 STRUCK THAT AFTERNOON
AND WAS DEADLY.  TEARING NORTHEAST THROUGH CENTRAL
GEORGIA...THE HALF MILE WIDE TEMPEST HAD A TRACK 32 MILES
LONG...AND RACED NORTHEAST FROM ABOUT 40 MILES NORTHEAST
OF MACON TO WHITE PLAINS.  THERE 5 DEATHS...86
INJURIES...AND UP TO $50 MILLION DAMAGE.  THE LONGEST
TRACK...BELONGED TO AN F3 THAT RACED 67 MILES FROM ABOUT
40 MILES NORTHWEST OF AUGUSTA...TO ABOUT 30 MILES
NORTHWEST OF COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA.  AVERAGING ONE
QUARTER MILE WIDE...THE TORNADO KILLED 1...INJURED
9...AND CAUSED UP TO $5 MILLION.  INDIANA AND PART OF THE
OHIO RIVER VALLEY WERE ALSO HIT HARD.  THE MOST SERIOUS
WAS AN F4...THAT STRUCK ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN LOUISVILLE
AND CINCINNATI.  CROSSING THE OHIO RIVER FROM NORTHEAST
KENTUCKY...TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF INDIANA...THE
TORNADO KILLED 1...INJURED 10...AND CAUSED UP TO $5
MILLION DAMAGE.  ON THIS SECOND DAY OF THE OUTBREAK...61
TORNADOES OCCURRED.  THE OUTBREAK FINALLY ENDED VERY
EARLY THE NEXT MORNING...BUT NOT UNTIL MAKING MORE
HISTORY.  AN F3 TORNADO RACED A STAGGERING 160 MILES
ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...TRACKING FROM ABOUT 20
MILES SOUTH OF RALEIGH TO ELIZABETH CITY.  REMARKABLY
THERE WERE NO FATALITIES...BUT 44 WERE INJURED...WITH
CLOSE TO $5 MILLION DAMAGE.  IT`S THE LONGEST TORNADO IN
NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY.  ANOTHER F3 STRUCK 12 MILES
NORTHWEST OF CHAPEL HILL.  IT WAS THREE QUARTERS OF A
MILE WIDE...KILLED 2 AND INJURED 10.  DURING THE THREE
DAY OUTBREAK...95 TORNADOES OCCURRED...OF WHICH 47 WERE
STRONG OR VIOLENT.  THE TORNADOES KILLED 26...INJURED
641...CAUSED AROUND $713 MILLION DAMAGE...AND AFFECTED 13
STATES.  IT`S THE WORST NOVEMBER OUTBREAK ON RECORD.

&&

IN 1982...SOUTHEAST ALASKA HAD A MISERABLE THANKSGIVING.
AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PRODUCED WINDS AROUND 100
MPH.  THE TIDES WERE SOME 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL WITH WAVES
UP TO 10 FEET.IT`S SURPRISING THE WAVES WEREN`T HIGHER.
THE STORM DAMAGED MANY BUILDINGS AND ROADS AND DESTROYED
AN UNSPECIFIED NUMBER OF BOATS.  THE CITY OF JUNEAU
SUSTAINED $2.5 MILLION DAMAGE.

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