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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
600 AM MDT TUE AUG 04 2015  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1923, A TORNADO STRUCK LEOTI KANSAS LEVELING MOST OF THE MAIN  
STREET. WORKERS WERE BURIED IN THE RUBBLE WHERE THEY WORKED. THE  
PIANO WAS SUCKED OUT OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AND SLAMMED DOWN IN  
THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET.  
 
IN 1933, A RAIN STORM OF SEVERAL HOURS ALONG THE KANSAS COLORADO  
STATE LINE CAUSED STREAMS TO SWELL IN THE AREA. HEAVY DAMAGE WAS  
REPORTED ALONG CREEKS AND THE SMOKY HILL RIVER. A MAN DROWNED WHEN  
ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE A FAMILY MAROONED IN THEIR TWO STORY HOUSE IN  
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF GREELEY COUNTY. THE SMOKY HILL RIVER RAGED  
DURING THE FLOOD EXPANDING TO ONE MILE IN WIDTH AND DID GREAT DAMAGE  
TO THE CROSSING AT US 40 SOUTH AND HIGHWAY 27. THE ANGRY WATER  
RUSHED ON INTO THE GREAT STATE LAKE NEAR SCOTT CITY TEARING OUT THE  
RECENTLY BUILT STATE DAM.  
 
IN 2002, AN INTENSE MICROBURST WIND EVENT OCCURRED SUNDAY EVENING  
IN THE TOWN OF ST FRANCIS KANSAS RESULTING IN A DAMAGE SWATH  
APPROXIMATELY 5 BLOCKS WIDE AND A MILE LONG. WINDS ESTIMATED AT  
100 MPH SWEPT THROUGH TOWN FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST OVER A TEN  
MINUTE PERIOD. A SMALL BUSINESS LOST ITS ROOF, A SEMI TRAILER WAS  
OVERTURNED AND A LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP SUFFERED WINDOW DAMAGE TO 45  
VEHICLES IN ADDITION TO THE STORE FRONT WINDOW. A LARGE CAMPER  
TRAILER WAS ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES AND DESTROYED. A CARPORT WAS  
DESTROYED, AND SEVERAL BARNS AND NUMEROUS HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF  
DAMAGE. WITNESSES REPORTED A THUNDERSTORM IN PROGRESS, WHEN  
SUDDENLY A LOUD ROAR DEVELOPED, ACCOMPANIED BY WIND DAMAGE.  
 

 
 
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