Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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

IN 1985...A SEVERE BLIZZARD OVERWHELMED THE NORTHERN
PLAINS.  HARDEST HIT WAS SOUTH DAKOTA...WHERE THE 3 DAY
WINTER STORM BURIED MOST OF THE STATE WITH 10 TO 20
INCHES OF SNOW WITH PARTS OF NORTHEAST AND EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA BURIED UNDER 2 TO 2 1/2 FEET.  WITH GUSTS AROUND
50 MPH...THE SNOW WAS WHIPPED INTO DRIFTS REACHING 20
FEET DEEP! THOUSANDS WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR A WEEK WITH
DAMAGE AROUND $1 MILLION.

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