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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
600 AM MDT SAT JUN 24 2017  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1909, THREE VIOLENT TORNADOES DEVELOPED IN NORTON COUNTY  
KANSAS. TWO OF THE TORNADOES WERE RATED F4 ON THE FUJITA SCALE.  
IN ONE, A RANCH HOUSE WAS DESTROYED AS THE TORNADO REPORTEDLY  
CARRIED AWAY EVERYTHING MOVEABLE. SIXTY THREE CATTLE WERE KILLED  
ON TWO RANCHES, SOME REPORTEDLY CARRIED TO THE HEIGHTS OF 500  
FEET. THE OTHER VIOLENT TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR THE CITY OF  
NORTON, LEVELING FARMS, RANCHES, A SCHOOL, AND A CHURCH. A  
DUBIOUS AND UNCONFIRMED NEWSPAPER REPORT NOTED THAT A 1700 POUND  
STEER WAS CARRIED FOR A MILE.  
 
IN 1989, THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ALONG A WARM FRONT PRODUCED  
SEVERE WEATHER FROM COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO TO KANSAS AND NEBRASKA.  
THE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED HAIL THREE INCHES IN DIAMETER AT WHEELER.  
 

 
 
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