Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT THU MAR 12 2015

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

IN 1893, PRAIRIE FIRES IN GRAHAM, ROOKS, AND ELLIS COUNTIES IN KANSAS
KILLED SEVEN PEOPLE AND BURNED MANY OTHERS. IT ALSO CAUSED EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE TO CROPS AND LIVESTOCK.

IN 1999, FREEZING PRECIPITATION DURING THE EARLY MORNING OF THE
12TH QUICKLY TURNED TO SNOW. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW CONTINUED
THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 13TH RESULTING IN UP TO ONE
FOOT OF SNOW IN MOST AREAS. PARTS OF GOVE COUNTY RECEIVED 15 INCHES
BY THE TIME THE STORM ENDED. THERE WERE MANY ROAD CLOSINGS ON THE
12TH, INCLUDING INTERSTATE 70 FROM THE KANSAS AND COLORADO BORDER
TO CENTRAL KANSAS. ALSO, MANY TRAVELERS WERE STRANDED FOR THE
NIGHT.

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