Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

IN 1989...RESIDENTS OF NORTHWAY ALASKA WERE UNDER
ENORMOUS PRESSURE...AS THE BAROMETER REACHED 31.85 INCHES
OF MERCURY.  THIS SET THE ALL TIME GREATEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE EVER RECORDED ON THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT.
AT THE TIME...THE TEMPERATURE WAS A FROST BITING 46 BELOW
ZERO.  THE COLOSSAL ARCTIC INVASION THEN OVERWHELMED THE
NORTH CENTRAL UNITED STATES.  GREAT FALLS MONTANA
EXPERIENCED TRULY GREAT FALLS IN TEMPERATURE...GOING FROM
62 DEGREES TO 23 BELOW ZERO...AN 85 DEGREE PLUNGE...IN
JUST 36 HOURS.OLD MAN WINTER SHOWED NO HEART AT ALL FOR
VALENTINE NEBRASKA...WHERE THE MERCURY FELL FROM 70 TO
ZERO IN JUST 9 HOURS! IN 1949...HELENA MONTANA PLUNGED TO
42 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

&&

IN 1918...ARICA...CHILE SHOULD HAVE HAD ITS NAME CHANGED
TO ARID...CHILE.  THE TOWN RECEIVED ITS FIRST MEASURABLE
RAINFALL SINCE OCTOBER...1903...A PERIOD OF 14.4 YEARS!
THIS IS THE LONGEST DRY SPELL ON RECORD.  THE EXACT
BEGINNING DATE IS UNKNOWN.

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