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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS  
600 AM CDT SAT MAY 27 2017  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1892, AN F4 TORNADO WITH A TRACK 55 MILES LONG AND  
NEARLY ONE HALF MILE WIDE BARRELED ACROSS BARBER, HARPER  
AND SUMNER COUNTIES. THE TORNADO KILLED 17, INJURED 100,  
AND CAUSED AROUND $300,000 DAMAGE. HARDEST HIT WAS  
WELLINGTON, WHERE 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100  
HOMES AND 30 BUSINESSES WERE DESTROYED. IN 1997, A  
VIOLENT F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH JARRELL TEXAS.LOCATED  
38 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN, JARRELL WAS DEVASTATED BY THE  
MASSIVE 3/4 MILE WIDE MULTI-VORTEX TORNADO THAT HAD A  
TRACK ONLY 5 MILES LONG. MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE  
LEVELED WITH SEVERAL SWEPT FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS. THERE  
WERE 27 DEATHS AND 12 INJURIES. IT WAS BY FAR THE MOST  
VIOLENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF 20 TORNADOES THAT TORE THROUGH  
CENTRAL TEXAS THAT AFTERNOON AND EVENING. IT WOULD BE  
THE LAST F5 TORNADO TO OCCUR IN THE LONE STAR STATE  
BEFORE THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WAS IMPLEMENTED ON  
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2007.  
 

 
 
IN 1896, 10 STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES STRUCK THE MID  
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS. THE  
DEADLIEST WAS A VIOLENT F4 THAT TORE THROUGH ST. LOUIS.  
BEGINNING 6 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN, THE VORTEX HAD A  
TRACK 12 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE. KILLING 255,  
INJURING 1,000, AND CAUSING $10 MILLION DAMAGE, IT WAS  
THE DEADLIEST TORNADO ON RECORD AT THE TIME AND IS THE  
3RD DEADLIEST TO THIS DAY. OF THE 255 FATALITIES, 137  
WERE IN ST. LOUIS. A FEW HOUSES VANISHED. THE 36 ACRE  
LAFAYETTE PARK WAS TURNED INTO A WASTELAND OF STRIPPED  
TREES AND STUMPS. ON THE EAST END OF THE EADS BRIDGE IN  
ST. LOUIS, A 2 INCH BY 10 INCH PLANK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH  
A WROUGHT IRON PLATE FIVE SIXTEENTHS OF AN INCH THICK!  
 

 
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