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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT FRI JUN 05 2015

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

IN 1917, RESIDENTS NEAR TOPEKA KANSAS REPORTED DISK SHAPED
HAILSTONES SIX TO TEN INCHES IN DIAMETER, AND TWO TO THREE INCHES
THICK. THE HAILSTORM WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A TORNADO.

IN 2002, MODERATE TO SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS PERSISTED THROUGH
THE MONTH OF JUNE ACROSS NORTHWESTERN KANSAS. ALTHOUGH LOCAL AREAS
RECEIVED BENEFICIAL MOISTURE, MOST AREAS CONTINUED WITH BELOW
NORMAL RAINFALL. THE COMBINATION OF MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION RESULTED IN BELOW AVERAGE CROP
YIELDS AND POOR SUMMER CROP DEVELOPMENT.

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