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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
500 AM MST Sat Nov 11 2017

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

In 1911, a record high of 83 was set in Oklahoma City Oklahoma.
Then an unprecedented cold snap, The Great Blue Norther, occurred
across the central and eastern U.S. From November 10-12th, 1911 an
arctic cold front raced south across the U.S. at 50-70 MPH. Ahead
of the cold front severe thunderstorms and tornadoes developed.
Behind the front rain and hail changed to blizzard conditions. The
weather change was so abrupt rescuers searching for tornado
survivors had to wear winter coats! Temperature changes for Kansas
City ranged from 76 at noon to 11 fourteen hours later. Springfield,
Missouri fell from 80 to 13, with temperatures falling as much as 40
degrees in fifteen minutes! Goodland did not have as rapid a
temperature change. Highs on the 10th were 61, falling to a low of -
2 by the morning of the 12th. Many locations set a record high and
low temperature for the month of November during this event.

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