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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
600 AM MDT SUN MAR 26 2017  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1910, FIVE TOWNSHIPS IN RAWLINS COUNTY, KANSAS, WERE INVOLVED  
FIGHTING MAJOR GRASS FIRES THAT WERE SPREAD BY 40 MPH WINDS. TWO  
MEN, WHO WERE PLOWING SOME FIRE BREAKS AHEAD OF THE FLAMES, WERE  
BADLY BURNED.  
 
IN 1911, THE DAY DAWNED CLEAR AND COOL 12 MILES NORTH OF STUDLEY IN  
SHERIDAN COUNTY. SOON A HIGH WIND CAME UP FROM THE NORTHWEST CREATING  
DUST SO THICK IT DARKENED ROOMS UNTIL IT WAS NECESSARY TO LIGHT LAMPS  
TO SEE DURING THE NOON TIME HOURS.  
 
IN 1916, A LARGE PRAIRIE FIRE DEVELOPED ALONG THE LOGAN AND WICHITA  
COUNTY LINE. FUELED BY DRY GRASSES AND STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS, THE  
FIRE QUICKLY SPREAD INTO NORTHERN WICHITA COUNTY. A NUMBER OF  
FARMSTEADS WERE BADLY BURNED, AND ONE REPORT STATED A NUMBER OF  
HORSES GOT THEIR TAILS CAUGHT ON FIRE.  
 
IN 1965, MCCOOK NEBRASKA PLUMMETED TO 11 DEGREES BELOW ZERO, THE  
LATEST SUB ZERO TEMPERATURE ON RECORD AT THAT LOCATION.  
 

 
 
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