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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
600 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1952, A THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF GOODLAND,  
KANSAS, IN THE EARLY EVENING. THIS WAS THE FIRST STORM TO BE DETECTED  
BY A RADAR OVER THE TRI STATE AREA. THE RADAR IN USE AT THE TIME WAS  
CALLED A W S R 1, AND HAD BEEN USED BY THE NAVY DURING WORLD WAR TWO.  
 
IN 2002, A HEAT WAVE GRIPPED THE AREA AS TEMPERATURES WERE SENT  
WELL INTO THE LOW AND MID 90S. EVERY OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION IN  
THE AREA BROKE A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE, INCLUDING 97 DEGREES  
AT MCCOOK NEBRASKA.  
 

 
 
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