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NOUS43 KGLD 151200  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
600 AM MDT SUN SEP 15 2019  
   
..ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
IN 1874, GOVERNOR THOMAS OSBORN CALLED A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE  
KANSAS LEGISLATURE TO ISSUE BONDS TO RELIEVE THE DESTITUTION LEFT  
BY THE GRASSHOPPER PLAGUE OF 1874. IN LATE JULY THEY CAME WITHOUT  
WARNING IN SWARMS SO LARGE THEY BLOCKED OUT THE SUN AND SOUNDED  
LIKE A RAINSTORM. WHEN A SWARM LANDED, THE OMNIVOROUS PESTS  
BROUGHT NEAR TOTAL DESTRUCTION. CROPS WERE EATEN OUT OF THE  
GROUND, AS WELL AS THE WOOL FROM LIVE SHEEP AND CLOTHING OFF  
PEOPLES BACKS. PAPER, TREE BARK AND EVEN WOODEN TOOL HANDLES WERE  
DEVOURED. THE HOPPERS USUALLY STAYED FROM TWO DAYS TO A WEEK AND  
THEN LEFT AS THEY HAD COME, ON THE WIND.  
 
IN 2001, AROUND ONE INCH OF RAIN FELL WITHIN MINUTES IN THE TOWN OF  
YUMA, COLORADO. WATER WAS DEEP IN MANY LOCATIONS, AND ROADS AND  
NEARBY FIELDS WERE INUNDATED FOR A SHORT TIME. THE FLOODING OCCURRED  
AT APPROXIMATELY 11 AM LOCAL TIME, BUT THERE WAS NO REPORTED PROPERTY  
DAMAGE.  
 

 
 
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