Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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

IN 1966...AN INCREDIBLE BLIZZARD RAGED FOR 4 DAYS OVER
MOST OF NORTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA.  THE ABOMINABLE
SNOWMAN BURIED MANY AREAS WITH 2 TO 3 FEET OF SNOW.
WINDS GUSTING FROM 70 TO 100 MPH...PRODUCED DRIFTS OF 30
TO 40 FEET...EQUIVALENT TO A 3 OR 4 STORY BUILDING!
BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA REPORTED NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES FOR
ABOUT 42 CONSECUTIVE HOURS! THIRTEEN PEOPLE DIED...AND
LIVESTOCK LOSSES WERE VIRTUALLY COUNTLESS.

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