Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT MON APR 14 2014

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

IN 1935, A NOTORIOUS DUST STORM MOVED ACROSS RAWLINS COUNTY,
KANSAS. PEOPLE HUNG WET TOWELS OR SHEETS OVER THEIR WINDOWS TO
ABSORB SOME OF THE DUST BEFORE IT ENTERED HOUSES. DRIVERS CAUGHT
IN THE STORM RAN OFF ROADS. THE DUST STORM ALSO ROLLED OVER WALLACE
COUNTY WHERE ONE PERSON WROTE, "IT LOOKED LIKE THE END OF THE
WORLD".

IN 1995, WINDS GUSTING TO 75 MPH WERE REPORTED AT SAINT
FRANCIS, 62 MPH AT BIRD CITY AND 69 MPH AT GOODLAND BEHIND A
STRONG COLD FRONT.

IN 1996, SNOW WAS ACCOMPANIED BY BLOWING DUST AS NORTHWEST WINDS
OF UP TO 40 MPH WERE EXPERIENCED IN A QUICK MOVING SNOW STORM.
SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WAS COMMON ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.

IN 2011, 60 MPH WINDS COMBINED WITH WET, HEAVY SNOW TO PRODUCE
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ACROSS PARTS OF COLORADO AND WESTERN KANSAS.
INTERSTATE 70 WAS CLOSED FROM LIMON, COLORADO TO WAKEENEY, KANSAS.
SOME AREAS WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR UP TO 48 HOURS.

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