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PNSICT  
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-221500-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS  
700 AM CDT SUN APR 22 2018  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 2011, AN EF4 TORNADO STRUCK ST. LOUIS. POSSESSING A  
TRACK 22 MILES LONG, THE TORNADO SEVERELY DAMAGED AROUND  
20 HOMES AND LEFT THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER. BUT MOST  
NOTEWORTHY, THE TORNADO HIT ONE TERMINAL AT LAMBERT  
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.THE TERMINAL SUSTAINED SUCH  
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE THAT THE AIRPORT HAD TO BE CLOSED FOR  
NEARLY 24 HOURS. EIGHT AIRCRAFT WERE DAMAGED, TWO OF  
WHICH WERE SIGNIFICANT. IN 1944, FROM THE 22ND THROUGH  
THE 24TH, THE LITTLE ARKANSAS RIVER WASN'T SO LITTLE. IT  
ROSE TO EXTREMELY HIGH LEVELS IN WICHITA, WHERE IT  
FLOODED AROUND 2000 HOMES. FLOODING ALONG THE WALNUT  
RIVER COVERED MUCH OF WINFIELD. IN 1883, AN OUTBREAK OF  
AROUND 15 TORNADOES RAVAGED THE DEEP SOUTH, OF WHICH 6  
WERE STRONG OR VIOLENT. THE 2 MOST DEVASTATING TWISTERS  
WERE F4S. THE FIRST F4 HAD A TRACK 45 MILES LONG AND  
AVERAGED ONE HALF MILE WIDE. IT TORE ACROSS SOUTHERN  
MISSISSIPPI FROM 30 MILES EAST OF NATCHEZ TO AROUND 30  
MILES SOUTHEAST OF JACKSON. THERE WERE 56 KNOWN  
FATALITIES AND AROUND 300 INJURIES. THE SECOND F4, WHICH  
HAD A TRACK 25 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS  
OF A MILE WIDE, RAVAGED PART OF SOUTHWEST GEORGIA. THE  
TORNADO KILLED 10 PEOPLE AND INJURED 80.  
 

 
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