Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT TUE JUN 24 2014

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

IN 1909, THREE VIOLENT TORNADOES DEVELOPED IN NORTON COUNTY
KANSAS. TWO OF THE TORNADOES WERE RATED F4 ON THE FUJITA SCALE.
IN ONE, A RANCH HOUSE WAS DESTROYED AS THE TORNADO REPORTEDLY
CARRIED AWAY EVERYTHING MOVEABLE. SIXTY THREE CATTLE WERE KILLED
ON TWO RANCHES, SOME REPORTEDLY CARRIED TO THE HEIGHTS OF 500
FEET. THE OTHER VIOLENT TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR THE CITY OF
NORTON, LEVELING FARMS, RANCHES, A SCHOOL, AND A CHURCH. A
DUBIOUS AND UNCONFIRMED NEWSPAPER REPORT NOTED THAT A 1700 POUND
STEER WAS CARRIED FOR A MILE.

IN 1989, THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ALONG A WARM FRONT PRODUCED
SEVERE WEATHER FROM COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO TO KANSAS AND NEBRASKA.
THE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED HAIL THREE INCHES IN DIAMETER AT WHEELER.

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