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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
600 AM MDT Thu Jun 01 2017

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

In 1935, record flooding occurred on the Republican River in
southwest Nebraska due to days of heavy rainfall. According to
witness accounts, the roar of the water could be heard coming
down the Republican Valley five miles away. The water rose 10 feet
in 12 minutes in McCook. Water was twenty feet deep in some places
and was bluff to bluff in areas where the bluffs are typically at
least two miles apart. The town of Haigler was spared because it
is situated on higher ground, but communities along the river
from Parks to McCook were severely impacted if not outright
destroyed. It is estimated that 113 people were killed in 3 states
due to the flooding.

In 2011, several rounds of severe thunderstorms moved across Norton
county, Kansas during the late afternoon and early evening hours.
Hail reports from half dollar size up to two inches in diameter were
received from storm spotters.

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