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Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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

IN 2008, A LARGE WEDGE TORNADO DEVELOPED ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTH OF
QUINTER IN GOVE COUNTY KANASAS AND MOVED NORTH, EVENTUALLY DISSIPATING
2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PARK. THIS TORNADO CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO
SEVERAL HOMES, INCLUDING EF4 DAMAGE TO ONE HOME WHICH WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED. A CAR AND A PICKUP TRUCK WERE TOSSED OR BOUNCED 200 YARDS
AT THE RESIDENCE. NEARBY, TWO OTHER HOMES SUFFERED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE.
THIS TORNADO CAUSED TWO INJURIES, INCLUDING THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE
WHICH WAS THROWN OFF INTERSTATE 70, AND A MAN ATTEMPTING TO
GET INTO HIS STORM CELLAR WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY FLYING DEBRIS.

IN 2011, LIGHTNING STRUCK THE TRANSMITTER TOWER OF KNGN RADIO IN MCCOOK, NEBRASKA.  THE STATION WAS OFF THE AIR FOR SEVERAL DAYS AWAITING REPAIRS TO THE MAIN AND BACKUP POWER SOURCES.

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