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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
600 AM MDT Sat Apr 08 2017

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

In 1935, the first in a series of three dust storms rolled over
Wichita County, Kansas. Winds blew from different directions during
the three days which piled dirt all over the county. Two freight
trains and one passenger train were marooned in Leoti. Schools were
closed and all civic functions were postponed. Breathing was
extremely difficult.

In 1999, a strong area of low pressure across the central US in
combination with high pressure across the Rockies brought high winds
to Northwest Kansas for a three day period. These strong winds
caused damage to a couple of schools, a local Post Office, several
power line poles to be severed, and numerous houses had their
shingles torn off. Goodland Weather Office had a peak wind speed of
71 mph on the 8th with many other locations receiving similar peak
wind speeds during the event.

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