Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT FRI MAR 20 2015

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

IN 1935, ONE OF THE WORST DUST STORMS OF THE THIRTIES BLOTTED OUT
THE SUN OVER A THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND SQUARE MILE AREA OF THE GREAT
PLAINS. POLICE BLOCKED HIGHWAYS AND PROHIBITED MOTORISTS FROM
LEAVING MANY TOWNS. LIGHTS BURNED ALL DAY ON STREETS AND IN HOMES
AND SHOPS. MANY FARMERS CONSIDERED THE STORM HAD DEALT THE FINAL
BLOW TO THEIR WHEAT CROP PROSPECTS.

IN 1965, A LATE SEASON COLD SNAP PUSHED MANY AREA TEMPERATURES WELL
BELOW ZERO, INCLUDING 17 BELOW AT GOODLAND AND 14 BELOW AT COLBY
KANSAS. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE IN GOODLAND
BY A REMARKABLE 23 DEGREES.

IN 2006, A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM OVERSPREAD THE TRI-STATE AREA
WITH LARGE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS. MOST LOCATIONS RECEIVED 6 INCHES
OR MORE,  WITH SEVERAL LOCATIONS REACHING OVER ONE FOOT OF SNOWFALL.
IN GOODLAND,  KANSAS,  13 AND A HALF INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED,
MAKING IT THE 7TH SNOWIEST CALENDAR DAY ON RECORD AND THE 3RD
SNOWIEST CALENDAR DAY IN MARCH.

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