Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

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

IN 2008...A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW BURIED A TRACK AROUND 90
MILES WIDE ACROSS NORTH AND NORTHEAST TEXAS.  LASTING 3
OR 4 HOURS THAT AFTERNOON...THE WINTER STORM PRODUCED A
SHARP ACCUMULATION GRADIENT THAT RANGED FROM 2 TO 12
INCHES.  DENTON...LOCATED 22 MILES NORTH OF
DALLAS...RECEIVED 7 INCHES...WHILE ONLY AN INCH WAS
MEASURED AT DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT.THE ONE FOOT
ACCUMULATION OVERWHELMED SHERMAN...LOCATED ON THE RED
RIVER 65 MILES NORTH OF DALLAS.  THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED
WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL.  NO DOUBT...THIS WAS AN
EXTRAORDINARY...INTENSE...RARE EVENT FOR THESE
AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN MARCH.  TALK ABOUT A `SNOW JOB`! IN
1990 COLORADO`S MOST POWERFUL WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON
OVERWHELMED THE FOOT HILLS WITH 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW.
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS THAT REACHED
58 MPH...RESULTED IN A BLIZZARD THAT WHIPPED THE SNOW
INTO 3 TO 4 FOOT DRIFTS THROUGHOUT THE DENVER AREA.
HUNDREDS OF RUSH HOUR COMMUTERS WERE STRANDED ON HIGHWAY
36 BETWEEN DENVER AND BOULDER.AMONG THOSE STRANDED WAS
THE GOVERNOR.  DRIFTS REACHED 12 FEET JUST SOUTHEAST OF
BOULDER.

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