Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT TUE MAR 10 2015

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

IN 1977, A THREE DAY BLIZZARD POUNDED THE TRI STATE AREA. AS MANY
AS 40 CARS, TRUCKS, AND BUSES LINED INTERSTATE 70 NEAR GOODLAND
WHERE THEY HAD PULLED OFF THE HIGHWAY TO TAKE REFUGE FROM THE STORM.
AIDING IN RESCUE OPERATIONS WERE NATIONAL GUARD HELICOPTERS, WHICH
PLUCKED STRANDED TRAVELERS OFF AREA ROADWAYS. SNOWMOBILES WERE ALSO
USED TO SHUTTLE PEOPLE INTO GOODLAND. IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT NEARLY
1000 UTILITY POLES WERE DOWN IN SHERMAN COUNTY ALONE, WITH
WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES. COLORADO WAS ALSO HARD HIT, WITH FIVE
STORM RELATED DEATHS REPORTED.

IN 1989, THIRTY FOUR CITIES IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN UNITED
STATES REPORTED NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATE, INCLUDING
HILL CITY WHICH WARMED FROM A MORNING LOW OF 30 DEGREES TO AN
AFTERNOON HIGH OF 89 DEGREES.

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