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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
600 AM MDT WED MAR 22 2017  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1935, ONE OF WORST DUST STORMS IN WICHITA COUNTY, KANSAS BEGAN.  
THE STORM STRUCK AROUND 5 PM IN THE AFTERNOON. AS THE DIRT BLEW, A  
SUDDEN DARKNESS FELL ON THE COUNTY. EVERYONE REMAINED INDOORS  
UNTIL 11 PM WHEN WINDS RELAXED ENOUGH TO ALLOW DUST TO SETTLE.  
 
IN 1957, A THREE DAY BLIZZARD BEGAN ACROSS THE TRI STATE AREA.  
SNOW DRIFTED TO 10 TO 25 FEET. THIRTY TO FIFTY MPH WINDS BLEW FOR  
THREE DAYS, AND A UNION PACIFIC PASSENGER TRAIN WAS STRANDED NEAR  
WINONA, KANSAS. IT WAS THREE DAYS BEFORE HELICOPTERS WERE ABLE TO  
EVACUATE THE TRAPPED PASSENGERS. FUEL AND FEED WERE ALSO DROPPED TO  
MANY ISOLATED FARM HOUSES AND HUNGRY CATTLE, BUT  
OVERALL, LIVESTOCK LOSS WAS REPORTED LIGHT.  
 

 
 
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