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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
600 AM MDT Mon Mar 26 2018

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

In 1910, five townships in Rawlins County, Kansas, were involved
fighting major grass fires that were spread by 40 mph winds. Two
men, who were plowing some fire breaks ahead of the flames, were
badly burned.

In 1911, the day dawned clear and cool 12 miles north of Studley in
Sheridan County. Soon a high wind came up from the northwest creating
dust so thick it darkened rooms until it was necessary to light lamps
to see during the noon time hours.

In 1916, a large prairie fire developed along the Logan and Wichita
county line. Fueled by dry grasses and strong northwest winds, the
fire quickly spread into northern Wichita County. A number of
farmsteads were badly burned, and one report stated a number of
horses got their tails caught on fire.

In 1965, McCook Nebraska plummeted to 11 degrees below zero, the
latest sub zero temperature on record at that location.

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