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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
600 AM MDT Tue Aug 08 2017

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

In 1995, lightning sparked multiple grassfires in eastern Colorado.
In Yuma County, at least 6000 acres, including ten sections of
pasture, burned in a grassfire estimated to be 4 miles wide and 2.5
miles long.
In Kit Carson County, lightning sparked a grassfire which burned
1600 acres at the Busby Ranch.  A sheriff`s deputy received minor
injuries while responding to the fire when he was blinded by a bolt
of lightning and lost control of his cruiser.

In 2011, an isolated supercell thunderstorm moved from Nebraska and
traveled  southeast through Bird City, McDonald, Colby and Oakley
before weakening. Wind gusts to 80 mph broke eight inch diameter
tree limbs in Bird City, downed trees and power lines in Colby, and
blew a semi-truck over near Monument.

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