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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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

IN 1987...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EVOLVING INTO A DERECHO
UNLEASHED DESTRUCTIVE WINDS FROM MINNESOTA TO INDIANA.
GUSTS ROARED AT 104 MPH IN JANESVILLE WISCONSIN THAT
FLIPPED OVER 2 AIRCRAFT AND BLEW A THIRD AIRCRAFT 300
FEET DOWN THE RUNWAY.

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IN 2009...A HORRIFIC...HISTORIC HEAT WAVE THAT HIT THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST LIKE A 100 FOOT ROGUE WAVE REACHED A
PEAK.  PORTLAND MELTED IN 100 PLUS DEGREE HEAT FOR 3
STRAIGHT DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 103 DEGREES ON THE 27TH AND
106 ON THE 28TH AND 29TH.  ALL WERE RECORD HIGHS FOR THE
DATES IN QUESTION.  SEATTLE WAS TURNED INTO A SAUNA WHEN
THE MERCURY SOARED TO AN ALL TIME HIGH OF 103 DEGREES.
IT WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME THE EMERALD CITY HAD REACHED
100 DEGREES.  THE FIRST...AN EVEN 100 DEGREES...OCCURRED
ON JULY 20TH...1994.  SINCE MOST HOMES DID NOT HAVE AIR
CONDITIONING...SUCH HEAT CERTAINLY GAVE NEW MEANING TO
"SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE".

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