Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED AUG 5 2015

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

IN 1987...EXTREMELY POWERFUL SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RAKED
MUCH OF THE EASTERN HALF OF SOUTH DAKOTA WITH HAIL AS
LARGE AS SOFTBALLS...WINDS THAT REACHED AROUND 90
MPH...AND 6 SMALL TORNADOES.  THE SOFTBALL SIZED HAIL
BOMBARDED BOWDLE...LOCATED IN NORTH-CENTRAL SOUTH
DAKOTA...WHILE AREAS JUST SOUTH OF WATERTOWN WERE WHIP
LASHED BY 92 MPH WINDS.  OF THE 6 TORNADOES...5 OCCURRED
IN LYMAN COUNTY OF CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.  THE AMOUNT OF
DAMAGE CAUSED IS UNKNOWN.

&&

IN 1843...A SPECTACULAR CLOUDBURST NEAR PHILADELPHIA
TURNED CREEKS AND STREAMS ENTERING THE DELAWARE RIVER
INTO RAGING TORRENTS.  SIXTEEN INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 3
HOURS.THE RESULTING FLASH FLOODING DESTROYED 32 BRIDGES
AND CAUSED 19 DEATHS.  IT IS BELIEVED THAT SEVERAL SMALL
TORNADOES OCCURRED AS WELL.

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