Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
605 AM MDT MON MAR 16 2015

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

IN 1912...IT WAS NECESSARY TO CUT THROUGH DRIFTS HIGHER THAN THE
ENGINE OF THE ROCK ISLAND TRAINS IN ORDER FOR TRAINS TO MOVE THROUGH
THE AREA FOLLOWING A BLIZZARD. A UNION PACIFIC TRAIN WAS COMPLETELY
COVERED IN A DRAW 2.5 MILES EAST OF COLBY. DRIFTS OF THREE FEET OR
MORE COVERED MOST OF THE CITY. WHEN THE SNOW MELTED OVER THE FROZEN
GROUND A FLOOD RESULTED. UNFORTUNATELY...LITTLE SOAKED IN TO THE
SOIL AND THE DIRT BEGAN TO BLOW SOON AFTER.

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