Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT SAT JUL 4 2015

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

IN 1969...WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE OHIO FIREWORKS DERECHO
`SHOT THE BREEZE` WITH THE SOUTH SHORES OF LAKE ERIE WITH
WINDS THAT REACHED A HORRIFIC 100 TO 105 MPH.  EIGHTEEN
PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100 BOATS WERE DESTROYED.
THOUSANDS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED...INCLUDING ABOUT 5,000
IN TOLEDO ALONE.  IN 1987...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ALSO
`SHOT THE BREEZE` WITH SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS
WITH 70 TO 85 MPH WINDS.  THE STRONGEST GUSTS...80 TO 85
MPH...ROARED THROUGH NEWTON AND CLEARWATER.

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