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KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-241500-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
600 AM CDT Tue May 24 2016

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

In 1990, four tornadoes roared across parts of Central
Kansas, of which 2 were strong F3s.  One F3 tornado that
had a track 26 miles long and three quarters of a mile
wide tore through Barton, Rice and Ellsworth counties.
Six were injured.  Eighty eight cars of a 125 car freight
train were derailed, some of which were stacked 3 to 4
cars high.  It caused around $500,000 damage.  The second
F3 tornado, believed to have touched down multiple times,
raced 60 miles across Rice, McPherson and Marion counties
and was one quarter mile wide This tornado also got on
the `wrong track` as it, too, hit a freight train,
derailing 87 of 103 cars.  Nearly $3 million damage
resulted in McPherson and Marion counties alone.  In
1962, severe thunderstorms hit Reno and Harvey counties
with a barrage of hail that reached 4 inches in diameter.
The giant hail caused around $1 million damage just
southwest of Hutchinson alone.Both counties were also
hit by an F3 tornado.  The Reno County twister injured 6
between Nickerson and Hutchinson.  The Harvey County
tornado moved very erratically along a 10-mile track.
The width is unknown, but the twister destroyed 2 gas
stations, several trailers, and lifted at the southwest
edge of Newton.

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NOUS43 KICT 231100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-231500-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
600 AM CDT Mon May 23 2016

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

In 1989, severe thunderstorms raked parts of the Northern
Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley with golf ball to
baseball-sized hail and 60 to 80 mph winds.  Baseball
sized hail bombarded counties just southeast of
Minneapolis St.  Paul while golf ball sized hail struck
Western and Central Wisconsin.Total damage estimates
are unknown, although around $1 million damage was
reported in extreme West-Central Wisconsin about 40 miles
northeast of Rochester.

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