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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT SAT MAR 14 2015

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

IN 1912, HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS PRODUCED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
ACROSS NORTHWEST KANSAS. OVER SEVEN INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN COLBY.
LARGE SNOW DRIFTS STALLED EVERYTHING FOR FOUR DAYS. DRIFTS COMPLETELY
COVERED A TRAIN JUST EAST OF COLBY.  THE HEAVY SNOW RAPIDLY MELTED
ABOUT A WEEK LATER WHICH PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF. THE PRAIRIE DOG
CREEK AND SOLOMON RIVER OVERFLOWED. IN FACT, THE SOLOMON WAS
200 YARDS WIDE AS CAKES OF ICE SWEPT IN ITS TURBULENT WATERS.

IN 1989, WINDS GUSTING TO 72 MPH AT HILL CITY KANSAS REDUCED THE
VISIBILITY TO A CITY BLOCK IN BLOWING DUST. SOIL EROSION IN
NORTHWEST KANSAS DAMAGED NEARLY FIVE MILLION ACRES OF WHEAT.

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