Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT FRI APR 04 2014

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

IN 2009, A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS RESULTING IN
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH AT SOME LOCATIONS.
THE SURFACE LOW INTENSIFIED AS IT MOVED INTO KANSAS, PRODUCING BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF EXTREME EASTERN COLORADO, NORTHWEST
KANSAS, AND SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA. AT TIMES, VISIBILITY DROPPED TO AN
EIGHTH OF A MILE FROM BLOWING SNOW AND 4 TO 5 FOOT DRIFTS WERE REPORTED.
INTERSTATE 70 REMAINED CLOSED FOR APPROXIMATELY 6 HOURS OVERNIGHT FROM
THE COLORADO KANSAS BORDER WEST TO AURORA, COLORADO DUE TO ADVERSE
CONDITIONS. SNOW TOTALS AROUND THE AREA RANGED FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES.

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