Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

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

IN 1889...A PAIR OF POWERFUL TORNADOES STRUCK CENTRAL
KANSAS.  THE FIRST TWISTER...AN F3 WITH A TRACK 5 MILES
LONG...LEVELED 2 FARMS BETWEEN 8 AND 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
MCPHERSON.  THE SECOND WAS A VIOLENT F4.  IT POSSESSED A
TRACK 25 MILES LONG AND ONE QUARTER MILE WIDE...AS IT
TORE THROUGH MARION AND CHASE COUNTIES.  THE SECOND
TWISTER DESTROYED TEN FARMS.  ON ONE OF THE FARMS...EVERY
BUILDING WAS SWEPT AWAY.  THE SECOND TWISTER KILLED 2
PEOPLE AND INJURED 4.

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