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Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

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

IN 1913...FURNACE CREEK RANCH...LOCATED IN DEATH VALLEY
CALIFORNIA...WAS DEFINITELY AS HOT AS A FURNACE WHEN IT
REACHED A BROILING 134 DEGREES.  THIS IS NOT ONLY A
UNITED STATES NATIONAL RECORD...BUT A WORLD RECORD AS
WELL.  THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES IN KANSAS
HISTORY ARE BOTH 121 DEGREES...SET IN FREDONIA ON JULY
18...1936...AND IN ALTON ON JULY 24...1936.

&&

IN 1926...LIGHTNING STRUCK AN AMMUNITION MAGAZINE IN
NORTHERN NEW JERSEY...IGNITING A RED BALL OF FIRE
THAT...IN TURN...TRIGGERED A SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS.  THE
EXPLOSIONS DESTROYED EVERY BUILDING WITHIN A HALF MILE
RADIUS AND SENT DEBRIS AIRBORNE THAT LANDED AS FAR AS 22
MILES AWAY! AROUND $70 MILLION DAMAGE RESULTED AND 16
PEOPLE WERE KILLED.  IN 1936...THE HORRIFIC HEAT OF THE
DUST BOWL ERA INVADED THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WHEN
MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA WAS TORCHED BY A TEMPERATURE OF
112 DEGREES; PHOENIXVILLE PENNSYLVANIA BY A FEVERISH 111;
RUNYON NEW JERSEY AT 110; WHILE CUMBERLAND AND FREDERICK
MARYLAND BOTH REACHED 109.  THESE TEMPERATURES SET ALL
TIME RECORD HIGHS FOR EACH STATE.

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