Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT Sun May 1 2016

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

IN 1895...AN F5 TORNADO WENT ON A 22 MILE
RAMPAGE...TRACKING FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SEDGWICK
COUNTY TO 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF NEWTON.THE ALMOST ONE
MILE WIDE BEHEMOTH KILLED 8...INJURED 25...AND DEVASTATED
25 FARMS...A FEW OF WHICH VANISHED.  DEBRIS WAS CARRIED
FOR MANY MILES AND DEAD LIVESTOCK WERE FOUND EVERYWHERE.
FOUR FATALITIES OCCURRED IN EACH OF 2 FAMILIES WHO HAD
HESITATED TO TAKE COVER.  IT IS POSSIBLE THEY DID NOT
RECOGNIZE THE NEARLY 1 MILE WIDE FUNNEL AS BEING A
TORNADO.

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