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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS  
600 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1943, A WORLD RECORD TEMPERATURE INCREASE OCCURRED AT  
SPEARFISH SOUTH DAKOTA, WHEN A CHINOOK WIND CAUSED  
TEMPERATURES TO SOAR FROM 4 BELOW ZERO TO A BALMY 45  
DEGREES IN JUST 2 MINUTES. AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER, THE  
MERCURY FREE FELL FROM 54 DEGREES TO 4 BELOW ZERO IN 27  
MINUTES. IN 1982, THE SECOND OF TWO SNOWSTORMS STRUCK  
MINNEAPOLIS IN A 3 DAY PERIOD, OVERWHELMING THE TWIN  
CITIES WITH 17 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW. JUST TWO DAYS  
EARLIER, A COMPARABLE SNOWSTORM HAD BURIED THE TWIN  
CITIES. THE DOUBLE WINTER WHAMMY PRODUCED SNOW DEPTHS  
AROUND 3 FEET AND DRIFTS THAT REACHED AN INCREDIBLE 10  
FEET.  
 

 
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