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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
600 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1942, THE MOST VIOLENT TORNADO ON RECORD IN THE TRI STATE  
AREA, AND THE ONLY F5, OCCURRED IN DECATUR COUNTY KANSAS. THE  
TORNADO FORMED JUST EAST OF OBERLIN AT 1030 AT NIGHT, AND  
DISSIPATED NEAR CEDAR BLUFFS. THREE ENTIRE FAMILIES WERE KILLED  
NEAR OBERLIN, WITH ALL BUILDINGS AND SEVERAL INCHES OF TOP SOIL  
SWEPT AWAY FROM THE FARMS. IN ALL, 15 DEATHS AND 25 INJURIES WERE  
ATTRIBUTED TO THE TWISTER.  
 

 
 
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