Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT TUE AUG 19 2014

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

IN 1987...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVING FROM EASTERN
NEBRASKA TO EASTERN KANSAS AND WESTERN
MISSOURI...PRODUCED HAIL 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...AND WINDS
THAT REACHED 80 MPH.  THE 3 INCH DIAMETER HAIL BOMBARDED
ALBION NEBRASKA...LOCATED 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NORFOLK.
BASEBALL SIZED HAIL STRUCK JUST NORTHWEST OF TOPEKA IN
JACKSON COUNTY.  ESPECIALLY HARD HIT WAS FRANKLIN
COUNTY...WHERE CROP DAMAGE WAS AROUND $3.5 MILLION AND 10
PEOPLE WERE INJURED.  LATER THE SMALL TOWN OF FULTON
KANSAS WAS WHIPPED BY 80 MPH GUSTS.

&&

IN 1991...HURRICANE BOB ROARED ASHORE AT NEWPORT RHODE
ISLAND AND MADE ITS FINAL UNITED STATES LANDFALL AS A
TROPICAL STORM AT ROCKLAND MAINE.  GUSTS REACHED 143 MPH
AT WESTPORT MASSACHUSETTS.  SIXTEEN PEOPLE WERE
KILLED...WHILE POWER WAS LOST TO AROUND 2 MILLION HOMES
AND BUSINESSES.  DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT $1.5 BILLION.

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