Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT SAT APR 05 2014

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

IN 1929, PERHAPS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE PRAIRIE FIRE IN RAWLINS COUNTY,
KANSAS, HISTORY OCCURRED. STARTING IN THE SOUTHWEST PART OF THE
COUNTY, IT RAPIDLY SPREAD NORTHEAST PUSHED BY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 40
TO 50 MPH. THE FIRE KILLED TWO PEOPLE AND INJURED OTHERS. AS THE
FIRST SWEPT NORTHEAST ALONG THE BEAVER CREEK VALLEY, IT NEARED
ATWOOD. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE EVENTUALLY FOUGHT THE FIRE WHICH WAS
EXTINGUISHED NEAR HIGHWAY 25 AFTER BURNING OVER 800 SQUARE MILES OF
LAND.

IN 2003, LIGHT SNOW BEGAN DURING THE EVENING HOURS OF SATURDAY
APRIL 5TH AND INTENSIFIED TO HEAVY SNOW DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO, NORTHWEST KANSAS AND SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES WERE COMMON ACROSS
CHEYENNE, RAWLINS, SHERMAN, THOMAS AND WALLACE COUNTIES IN
NORTHWEST KANSAS. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW RESULTED IN REDUCED
VISIBILITIES AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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