Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
500 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

IN 1939, A BLIZZARD STRUCK WEST CENTRAL KANSAS. SNOW WAS LIGHT
DURING THE EARLY MORNING IN WICHITA COUNTY, KANSAS, BUT IT INCREASED
DURING THE DAY. VISIBILITIES WERE INITIALLY GOOD ENOUGH TO ALLOW STUDENTS
AND TEACHERS TO REACH SCHOOL, BUT MANY RECALLED THE TRAGIC BLIZZARD OF
1931 AND DECIDED NOT TO ATTEND. ONE TEACHER BRAVED THE ELEMENTS
AND REACHED HER SCHOOL, THE NOVAK SCHOOL IN SCOTT COUNTY. BY THE
MID MORNING, HOWEVER, SNOW HAD INCREASED. BY THE AFTERNOON, ROADS
WERE IMPASSABLE. THE TEACHER SPENT THE NIGHT AT THE SCHOOL AFTER
BRINGING IN AN EXTRA SUPPLY OF COAL TO KEEP THE SCHOOL HOUSE WARM.
SHE WEATHERED THE NIGHT AT THE SCHOOL AND RETURNED HOME THE NEXT DAY.

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