Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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

IN 1986...EXCEPTIONALLY POWERFUL SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RAN
ROUGHSHOD OVER KANSAS AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WITH HAIL
THAT REACHED THREE TO THREE AND A HALF INCHES IN DIAMETER
AND 70 TO 90 MPH WINDS.  THE THREE AND A HALF INCH HAIL
CLOBBERED PARTS OF COFFEY COUNTY WHERE 18 PEOPLE WERE
INJURED WHILE 3 INCH DIAMETER HAIL PUMMELED BARBER AND
KIOWA COUNTIES.  WINDS AROUND 90 MPH TORE THROUGH LYON
COUNTY NEAR EMPORIA AND A 60 MPH GUST INJURED ONE IN
MORRIS COUNTY.THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAUSED AROUND
$71 MILLION DAMAGE.  IN 1980...THE HOTTEST MONTH ON
RECORD FINALLY ENDED AT DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT.  THE
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE IN JULY 1980 AT DFW AIRPORT
WAS A TORRID 92 DEGREES.  THERE WERE 2 DATES...THE 2ND
AND THE 18TH...ON WHICH THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS
95.5 DEGREES!

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IN 1983...IT WAS...HISTORICALLY SPEAKING...A VERY CLOSE
CALL WHEN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MICROBURST PRODUCED A 150
MPH GUST AT ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE.  IT HEAVILY DAMAGED 2
BUILDINGS AND 3 AIRPLANES.  IT OCCURRED JUST 6 MINUTES
AFTER PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN LANDED ABOARD AIR FORCE
ONE.  IN 1985...A NEARLY STATIONARY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
DELUGED CHEYENNE WYOMING WITH AROUND 6 INCHES OF RAIN IN
6 HOURS TO PRODUCE THE WORST FLASH FLOOD ON RECORD FOR
THE STATE.  HAIL ACCUMULATED TO BETWEEN 2 AND 5 FEET
DEEP.  THE EVENT KILLED 12 AND CAUSED AROUND $65 MILLION
DAMAGE.

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