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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
600 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

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

In 1898, Eastern Wisconsin experienced their worst
snowstorm on record.  Racine was buried under 2.5 feet of
snow.  Drifts around Milwaukee measured 15 FEET.  In
1953, A snowstorm that walloped Nebraska South Dakota
Iowa and Minnesota produced drifts as high as 10 FEET
that derailed trains.

&&

In 2016, Super Typhoon Winston made landfall in the
island nation of Fiji with satellite estimated 10-minute
sustained winds as high as 145 mph and 1-minute sustained
speeds as high as 180 mph.  Winston was the 11th South
Pacific tropical cyclone to join the "Category 5
Fraternity" and the first such typhoon to hit Fiji.
Winston had a central pressure that was as low as 915
millibars (27.02 inches in mercury) Winston was, in terms
of central pressure, the 7th most powerful typhoon (along
with 5 other typhoons) to occur in the South Pacific
Ocean since reliable records began in 1970.  There were
44 confirmed fatalities, an estimated $500 million damage
and communications were temporarily lost on 6 islands; a
few of which were isolated for 2 days.

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