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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
600 AM CST Sun Nov 19 2017

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

Talk about a "snow job".  In 2014, what was arguably the
"Epic Snow Storm" overwhelmed Upstate New York.  For 3
days, from the 17th to the 19th, Buffalo experienced a
blitzkrieg of lake effect snow that buried the region
with 3 to 5.5 feet of snow.  Areas just east of Buffalo
were overwhelmed by 5 to 5.5 feet.  There were hundreds
of roof collapses and other structural failures,
thousands of stranded motorists, and scattered gas and
food shortages.  Thirteen people died in the disaster.
In 1981, an early season snowstorm struck the Twin Cities
with up to 1 foot of snow.  The weight of the heavy snow
caused the newly inflated fabric of the Metrodome in
Minneapolis to tear and eventually collapse.

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