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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
500 AM CST Mon Dec 5 2016

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

In 1953, a violent F4 tornado tore through Vicksburg
Mississippi.  The tornado killed 38 people, injured 270,
and caused around $25 million damage.  It was the worst
damage sustained by the city since the 47 days of
continuous shelling during the Civil War.  It was the
last killer tornado of 1953, and signaled the end of what
is still the 7th deadliest tornado year on record.  In
fact, the 10th and 11th deadliest tornadoes on record
occurred in 1953.  The 10th deadliest was a frightening
F5 that struck Flint Michigan on June 8th, where 116 were
killed.  On May 11th, Waco Texas was walloped by an F5
behemoth that killed 114.  The latter tornado is actually
tied with an F5 that roared into Goliad Texas on May
18th, 1902 and are the 2 deadliest tornadoes in Texas
history.

&&

In 2003, a colossal snow storm hit the New England
states where some areas were buried by nearly 3 feet of
snow.

$$
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