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 24 2015

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

IN 1916...THE TEMPERATURE IN BROWNING MONTANA FELL A
HORRIFIC 100 DEGREES IN JUST 24 HOURS...FROM 44 DEGREES
TO 56 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.  IT ESTABLISHED A RECORD 24
HOUR TEMPERATURE DROP FOR THE UNITED STATES.   IN
1988...A BLIZZARD RAPIDLY DEVELOPED IN THE NORTH CENTRAL
UNITED STATES.IN JUST ONE HOUR...EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
SWITCHED FROM SUNNY SKIES...LIGHT WINDS AND TEMPERATURES
IN THE 20S...TO FREE FALLING TEMPERATURES...AND NEAR ZERO
VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.  WINDS GUSTING TO 72
MPH IN GILLETTE WYOMING PRODUCED SENSATIONAL DRIFTS 16
FEET HIGH! NORTHWEST IOWA EXPERIENCED ITS SECOND BLIZZARD
IN JUST 24 HOURS.  HIGH WINDS IN IOWA SENT WIND CHILLS
TUMBLING TO 65 BELOW ZERO.

&&

IN 1963...A GREAT ARCTIC OUTBREAK INVADED THE DEEP
SOUTH.NASHVILLE TENNESSEE SET WHAT...AT THE TIME...WAS
AN ALL-TIME RECORD LOW OF 15 BELOW ZERO.  THE RECORD WAS
ECLIPSED ON JANUARY 20TH...1985 BY A LOW OF 16 BELOW THAT
WAS BROKEN JUST ONE DAY LATER BY A LOW OF 17 BELOW ON THE
21ST.  ON THE 23RD AND 24TH...MOST OF KANSAS CHILLED OUT
WITH LOWS RANGING FROM 5 TO 12 BELOW.

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