Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

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

IN 1978...A PARALYZING BLIZZARD STRUCK THE MIDWEST.  FROM
TWO TO NEARLY THREE AND A HALF FEET OF SNOW OVERWHELMED
INDIANA...WHILE ONE TO THREE FEET OF SNOW BURIED
MICHIGAN.  THE STRONG WINDS PRODUCED DRIFTS ACROSS BOTH
STATES THAT...IN SOME CASES...WERE 20 FEET HIGH! NO
DOUBT...THOUSANDS OF TRAVELERS WERE STRANDED ON HIGHWAYS
AND INTERSTATES.  DURING THE BLIZZARD...TEMPERATURES FELL
FROM THE 40S TO NEAR ZERO.

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