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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
500 AM MST Sat Mar 11 2017


In 1948, record cold followed in the wake of a Kansas blizzard.
Lows of 25 degrees below zero at Oberlin, Healy, and
Quinter Kansas established a state record for the month of March.
The low of 20 degrees below zero at Goodland tied the monthly
record at that location. Lows of 15 degrees below zero at Dodge
City, 11 degrees below zero at Concordia, and 3 degrees below
zero at Wichita were records for March at these locations. The low
of 3 degrees below zero at Kansas City Missouri was their latest
subzero reading of record.

In 1977, an intense blizzard pounded the Tri State area. Snow began
falling around midnight and continued all day and into the next
day, with thunder snow being reported at times. 2 day snowfall
totals around the region were between 10 and 15 inches in locations
near the Kansas and Colorado line. Further east, only 2 to 4 inches
fell across Graham and Norton counties. This storm also holds the
distinction of being one of the windiest blizzards to ever impact
Goodland. Winds were sustained between 20 and 40 mph from the north
for more than 30 hours straight. During this time, peak gusts of
over 55 mph were measured. This extreme wind helped to produce near
zero visibility for 32 straight hours.

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