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NOUS43 KICT 271100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-271500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

IN 1997...A VIOLENT F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH JARRELL
TEXAS.LOCATED 38 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN...JARRELL WAS
DEVASTATED BY THE MASSIVE 3/4 MILE WIDE MULTI-VORTEX
TORNADO THAT HAD A TRACK ONLY 5 MILES LONG.  MANY HOMES
AND BUSINESSES WERE LEVELED WITH SEVERAL SWEPT FROM THEIR
FOUNDATIONS.  THERE WERE 27 DEATHS AND 12 INJURIES.  IT
WAS BY FAR THE MOST VIOLENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF 20
TORNADOES THAT TORE THROUGH CENTRAL TEXAS THAT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.  IT WOULD BE THE LAST F5 TORNADO TO OCCUR IN
THE LONE STAR STATE BEFORE THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WAS
IMPLEMENTED ON FEBRUARY 1ST...2007.  IN 1896...AN
OUTBREAK OF 10 STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES TORE THROUGH
THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  THE
DEADLIEST WAS A VIOLENT F4 THAT TORE THROUGH ST.  LOUIS.
BEGINNING 6 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN...THE VORTEX POSSESSED
A PATH 12 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE.  KILLING
255...INJURING 1,000...AND CAUSING $10 MILLION
DAMAGE...IT WAS THE DEADLIEST TORNADO ON RECORD AT THE
TIME AND IS THE 3RD DEADLIEST TO THIS DAY.  OF THE 255
FATALITIES 137 WERE IN ST.  LOUIS.  IN SOME CASES HOUSES
WERE SWEPT AWAY.  THE 36 ACRE LAFAYETTE PARK WAS TURNED
INTO A WASTELAND OF STRIPPED TREES AND STUMPS.ON THE
EAST END OF THE EADS BRIDGE IN ST.  LOUIS...A 2 INCH BY
10 INCH PLANK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH A WROUGHT IRON PLATE
FIVE SIXTEENTHS OF AN INCH THICK! IN 1892...AN F4 TORNADO
POSSESSING A TRACK 55 MILES LONG AND NEARLY ONE HALF MILE
WIDE TORE THROUGH BARBER...HARPER AND SUMNER COUNTIES.
THE TORNADO KILLED 17...INJURED 100...AND CAUSED AROUND
$300,000 DAMAGE.  HARDEST HIT WAS WELLINGTON...WHERE 12
PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100 HOMES AND 30 BUSINESSES
WERE DESTROYED.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 271100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-271500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

IN 1997...A VIOLENT F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH JARRELL
TEXAS.LOCATED 38 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN...JARRELL WAS
DEVASTATED BY THE MASSIVE 3/4 MILE WIDE MULTI-VORTEX
TORNADO THAT HAD A TRACK ONLY 5 MILES LONG.  MANY HOMES
AND BUSINESSES WERE LEVELED WITH SEVERAL SWEPT FROM THEIR
FOUNDATIONS.  THERE WERE 27 DEATHS AND 12 INJURIES.  IT
WAS BY FAR THE MOST VIOLENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF 20
TORNADOES THAT TORE THROUGH CENTRAL TEXAS THAT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.  IT WOULD BE THE LAST F5 TORNADO TO OCCUR IN
THE LONE STAR STATE BEFORE THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WAS
IMPLEMENTED ON FEBRUARY 1ST...2007.  IN 1896...AN
OUTBREAK OF 10 STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES TORE THROUGH
THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  THE
DEADLIEST WAS A VIOLENT F4 THAT TORE THROUGH ST.  LOUIS.
BEGINNING 6 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN...THE VORTEX POSSESSED
A PATH 12 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE.  KILLING
255...INJURING 1,000...AND CAUSING $10 MILLION
DAMAGE...IT WAS THE DEADLIEST TORNADO ON RECORD AT THE
TIME AND IS THE 3RD DEADLIEST TO THIS DAY.  OF THE 255
FATALITIES 137 WERE IN ST.  LOUIS.  IN SOME CASES HOUSES
WERE SWEPT AWAY.  THE 36 ACRE LAFAYETTE PARK WAS TURNED
INTO A WASTELAND OF STRIPPED TREES AND STUMPS.ON THE
EAST END OF THE EADS BRIDGE IN ST.  LOUIS...A 2 INCH BY
10 INCH PLANK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH A WROUGHT IRON PLATE
FIVE SIXTEENTHS OF AN INCH THICK! IN 1892...AN F4 TORNADO
POSSESSING A TRACK 55 MILES LONG AND NEARLY ONE HALF MILE
WIDE TORE THROUGH BARBER...HARPER AND SUMNER COUNTIES.
THE TORNADO KILLED 17...INJURED 100...AND CAUSED AROUND
$300,000 DAMAGE.  HARDEST HIT WAS WELLINGTON...WHERE 12
PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100 HOMES AND 30 BUSINESSES
WERE DESTROYED.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 271100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-271500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

IN 1997...A VIOLENT F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH JARRELL
TEXAS.LOCATED 38 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN...JARRELL WAS
DEVASTATED BY THE MASSIVE 3/4 MILE WIDE MULTI-VORTEX
TORNADO THAT HAD A TRACK ONLY 5 MILES LONG.  MANY HOMES
AND BUSINESSES WERE LEVELED WITH SEVERAL SWEPT FROM THEIR
FOUNDATIONS.  THERE WERE 27 DEATHS AND 12 INJURIES.  IT
WAS BY FAR THE MOST VIOLENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF 20
TORNADOES THAT TORE THROUGH CENTRAL TEXAS THAT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.  IT WOULD BE THE LAST F5 TORNADO TO OCCUR IN
THE LONE STAR STATE BEFORE THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WAS
IMPLEMENTED ON FEBRUARY 1ST...2007.  IN 1896...AN
OUTBREAK OF 10 STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES TORE THROUGH
THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  THE
DEADLIEST WAS A VIOLENT F4 THAT TORE THROUGH ST.  LOUIS.
BEGINNING 6 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN...THE VORTEX POSSESSED
A PATH 12 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE.  KILLING
255...INJURING 1,000...AND CAUSING $10 MILLION
DAMAGE...IT WAS THE DEADLIEST TORNADO ON RECORD AT THE
TIME AND IS THE 3RD DEADLIEST TO THIS DAY.  OF THE 255
FATALITIES 137 WERE IN ST.  LOUIS.  IN SOME CASES HOUSES
WERE SWEPT AWAY.  THE 36 ACRE LAFAYETTE PARK WAS TURNED
INTO A WASTELAND OF STRIPPED TREES AND STUMPS.ON THE
EAST END OF THE EADS BRIDGE IN ST.  LOUIS...A 2 INCH BY
10 INCH PLANK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH A WROUGHT IRON PLATE
FIVE SIXTEENTHS OF AN INCH THICK! IN 1892...AN F4 TORNADO
POSSESSING A TRACK 55 MILES LONG AND NEARLY ONE HALF MILE
WIDE TORE THROUGH BARBER...HARPER AND SUMNER COUNTIES.
THE TORNADO KILLED 17...INJURED 100...AND CAUSED AROUND
$300,000 DAMAGE.  HARDEST HIT WAS WELLINGTON...WHERE 12
PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100 HOMES AND 30 BUSINESSES
WERE DESTROYED.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 271100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-271500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

IN 1997...A VIOLENT F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH JARRELL
TEXAS.LOCATED 38 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN...JARRELL WAS
DEVASTATED BY THE MASSIVE 3/4 MILE WIDE MULTI-VORTEX
TORNADO THAT HAD A TRACK ONLY 5 MILES LONG.  MANY HOMES
AND BUSINESSES WERE LEVELED WITH SEVERAL SWEPT FROM THEIR
FOUNDATIONS.  THERE WERE 27 DEATHS AND 12 INJURIES.  IT
WAS BY FAR THE MOST VIOLENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF 20
TORNADOES THAT TORE THROUGH CENTRAL TEXAS THAT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.  IT WOULD BE THE LAST F5 TORNADO TO OCCUR IN
THE LONE STAR STATE BEFORE THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WAS
IMPLEMENTED ON FEBRUARY 1ST...2007.  IN 1896...AN
OUTBREAK OF 10 STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES TORE THROUGH
THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  THE
DEADLIEST WAS A VIOLENT F4 THAT TORE THROUGH ST.  LOUIS.
BEGINNING 6 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN...THE VORTEX POSSESSED
A PATH 12 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE.  KILLING
255...INJURING 1,000...AND CAUSING $10 MILLION
DAMAGE...IT WAS THE DEADLIEST TORNADO ON RECORD AT THE
TIME AND IS THE 3RD DEADLIEST TO THIS DAY.  OF THE 255
FATALITIES 137 WERE IN ST.  LOUIS.  IN SOME CASES HOUSES
WERE SWEPT AWAY.  THE 36 ACRE LAFAYETTE PARK WAS TURNED
INTO A WASTELAND OF STRIPPED TREES AND STUMPS.ON THE
EAST END OF THE EADS BRIDGE IN ST.  LOUIS...A 2 INCH BY
10 INCH PLANK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH A WROUGHT IRON PLATE
FIVE SIXTEENTHS OF AN INCH THICK! IN 1892...AN F4 TORNADO
POSSESSING A TRACK 55 MILES LONG AND NEARLY ONE HALF MILE
WIDE TORE THROUGH BARBER...HARPER AND SUMNER COUNTIES.
THE TORNADO KILLED 17...INJURED 100...AND CAUSED AROUND
$300,000 DAMAGE.  HARDEST HIT WAS WELLINGTON...WHERE 12
PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100 HOMES AND 30 BUSINESSES
WERE DESTROYED.

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 271100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-271500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

IN 1997...A VIOLENT F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH JARRELL
TEXAS.LOCATED 38 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN...JARRELL WAS
DEVASTATED BY THE MASSIVE 3/4 MILE WIDE MULTI-VORTEX
TORNADO THAT HAD A TRACK ONLY 5 MILES LONG.  MANY HOMES
AND BUSINESSES WERE LEVELED WITH SEVERAL SWEPT FROM THEIR
FOUNDATIONS.  THERE WERE 27 DEATHS AND 12 INJURIES.  IT
WAS BY FAR THE MOST VIOLENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF 20
TORNADOES THAT TORE THROUGH CENTRAL TEXAS THAT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.  IT WOULD BE THE LAST F5 TORNADO TO OCCUR IN
THE LONE STAR STATE BEFORE THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WAS
IMPLEMENTED ON FEBRUARY 1ST...2007.  IN 1896...AN
OUTBREAK OF 10 STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES TORE THROUGH
THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  THE
DEADLIEST WAS A VIOLENT F4 THAT TORE THROUGH ST.  LOUIS.
BEGINNING 6 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN...THE VORTEX POSSESSED
A PATH 12 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE.  KILLING
255...INJURING 1,000...AND CAUSING $10 MILLION
DAMAGE...IT WAS THE DEADLIEST TORNADO ON RECORD AT THE
TIME AND IS THE 3RD DEADLIEST TO THIS DAY.  OF THE 255
FATALITIES 137 WERE IN ST.  LOUIS.  IN SOME CASES HOUSES
WERE SWEPT AWAY.  THE 36 ACRE LAFAYETTE PARK WAS TURNED
INTO A WASTELAND OF STRIPPED TREES AND STUMPS.ON THE
EAST END OF THE EADS BRIDGE IN ST.  LOUIS...A 2 INCH BY
10 INCH PLANK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH A WROUGHT IRON PLATE
FIVE SIXTEENTHS OF AN INCH THICK! IN 1892...AN F4 TORNADO
POSSESSING A TRACK 55 MILES LONG AND NEARLY ONE HALF MILE
WIDE TORE THROUGH BARBER...HARPER AND SUMNER COUNTIES.
THE TORNADO KILLED 17...INJURED 100...AND CAUSED AROUND
$300,000 DAMAGE.  HARDEST HIT WAS WELLINGTON...WHERE 12
PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100 HOMES AND 30 BUSINESSES
WERE DESTROYED.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 271100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-271500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

IN 1997...A VIOLENT F5 TORNADO TORE THROUGH JARRELL
TEXAS.LOCATED 38 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN...JARRELL WAS
DEVASTATED BY THE MASSIVE 3/4 MILE WIDE MULTI-VORTEX
TORNADO THAT HAD A TRACK ONLY 5 MILES LONG.  MANY HOMES
AND BUSINESSES WERE LEVELED WITH SEVERAL SWEPT FROM THEIR
FOUNDATIONS.  THERE WERE 27 DEATHS AND 12 INJURIES.  IT
WAS BY FAR THE MOST VIOLENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF 20
TORNADOES THAT TORE THROUGH CENTRAL TEXAS THAT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.  IT WOULD BE THE LAST F5 TORNADO TO OCCUR IN
THE LONE STAR STATE BEFORE THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WAS
IMPLEMENTED ON FEBRUARY 1ST...2007.  IN 1896...AN
OUTBREAK OF 10 STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES TORE THROUGH
THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  THE
DEADLIEST WAS A VIOLENT F4 THAT TORE THROUGH ST.  LOUIS.
BEGINNING 6 MILES WEST OF DOWNTOWN...THE VORTEX POSSESSED
A PATH 12 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF MILE WIDE.  KILLING
255...INJURING 1,000...AND CAUSING $10 MILLION
DAMAGE...IT WAS THE DEADLIEST TORNADO ON RECORD AT THE
TIME AND IS THE 3RD DEADLIEST TO THIS DAY.  OF THE 255
FATALITIES 137 WERE IN ST.  LOUIS.  IN SOME CASES HOUSES
WERE SWEPT AWAY.  THE 36 ACRE LAFAYETTE PARK WAS TURNED
INTO A WASTELAND OF STRIPPED TREES AND STUMPS.ON THE
EAST END OF THE EADS BRIDGE IN ST.  LOUIS...A 2 INCH BY
10 INCH PLANK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH A WROUGHT IRON PLATE
FIVE SIXTEENTHS OF AN INCH THICK! IN 1892...AN F4 TORNADO
POSSESSING A TRACK 55 MILES LONG AND NEARLY ONE HALF MILE
WIDE TORE THROUGH BARBER...HARPER AND SUMNER COUNTIES.
THE TORNADO KILLED 17...INJURED 100...AND CAUSED AROUND
$300,000 DAMAGE.  HARDEST HIT WAS WELLINGTON...WHERE 12
PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AROUND 100 HOMES AND 30 BUSINESSES
WERE DESTROYED.

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 261100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-261500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

IN 1984...LATE NIGHT THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 6 TO 13
INCHES OF RAIN IN TULSA OKLAHOMA.  IN ONLY SIX
HOURS...8.63 INCHES DRENCHED THE AIRPORT.  THE RESULTANT
FLOODING CLAIMED 14 LIVES AND CAUSED AROUND $90 MILLION
DAMAGE.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 261100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-261500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

IN 1984...LATE NIGHT THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 6 TO 13
INCHES OF RAIN IN TULSA OKLAHOMA.  IN ONLY SIX
HOURS...8.63 INCHES DRENCHED THE AIRPORT.  THE RESULTANT
FLOODING CLAIMED 14 LIVES AND CAUSED AROUND $90 MILLION
DAMAGE.

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 261100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-261500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

IN 1984...LATE NIGHT THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 6 TO 13
INCHES OF RAIN IN TULSA OKLAHOMA.  IN ONLY SIX
HOURS...8.63 INCHES DRENCHED THE AIRPORT.  THE RESULTANT
FLOODING CLAIMED 14 LIVES AND CAUSED AROUND $90 MILLION
DAMAGE.

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 261100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-261500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

IN 1984...LATE NIGHT THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 6 TO 13
INCHES OF RAIN IN TULSA OKLAHOMA.  IN ONLY SIX
HOURS...8.63 INCHES DRENCHED THE AIRPORT.  THE RESULTANT
FLOODING CLAIMED 14 LIVES AND CAUSED AROUND $90 MILLION
DAMAGE.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 251100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-251500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

IN 1955...TWO VIOLENT F5 TORNADOES STRUCK NORTH CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA AND EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS.  THE FIRST
TORNADO...POSSESSING A TRACK 25 MILES LONG AND AROUND ONE
HALF MILE WIDE...TORE THROUGH DOWNTOWN BLACKWELL OKLAHOMA
WHERE 20 WERE KILLED...280 WERE INJURED...AND $8 MILLION
DAMAGE RESULTED.  AROUND 400 HOMES WERE DESTROYED...MANY
OF WHICH WERE SWEPT FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.  AROUND 60
BUSINESSES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.  PRIOR TO
HITTING BLACKWELL THE TORNADO CAUSED $150,000 DAMAGE TO
TONKAWA.  THE LIGHTNING ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO WAS
INCREDIBLE! THE VORTEX GLOWED AND POSSESSED ARCS OF
GLOWING LIGHT.THE TRAGIC UDALL TORNADO IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWED.  POSSESSING A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND AVERAGING
ONE HALF MILE WIDE...THE TORNADO LEVELED MOST OF
UDALL...KILLED 75...INJURED 270...AND CAUSED $2.25
MILLION DAMAGE.  THE TORNADO ALSO KILLED 5 CHILDREN 3
MILES NORTHEAST OF OXFORD...BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF
FATALITIES TO 80.  IT IS STILL THE DEADLIEST TORNADO IN
KANSAS HISTORY.  IN 1917...ANOTHER F5 TORNADO EVEN LARGER
THAN EITHER THE BLACKWELL OR UDALL TORNADOES ROARED
ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS.  IT HAD A TRACK 65 MILES
LONG AND REACHED ONE MILE WIDE.  THE TORNADO KILLED
23...INJURED 70...AND CAUSED $600,000 DAMAGE FROM
NORTHWEST SEDGWICK TO SOUTHEAST MARION COUNTIES.  ITS
AVERAGE SPEED OF 65 MPH WAS THE FASTEST ON RECORD UNTIL
THE TRI-STATE TORNADO OF MARCH 18...1925.

&&

IN 2008...A MONSTROUS EF5 TORNADO WENT ON A 43 MILE
RAMPAGE ACROSS NORTHEAST IOWA.REACHING 3/4 OF A MILE
WIDE...THE VICIOUS VORTEX POSSESSED ROTATIONAL VELOCITIES
THAT REACHED 205 MPH.  HARDEST HIT WAS
PARKERSBURG...WHERE 7 WERE KILLED AND AROUND $3 MILLION
DAMAGE RESULTED.  TWO OTHERS WERE KILLED IN THE TINY TOWN
OF NEW HARTFORD.  THE TORNADO KILLED 9...INJURED 70...AND
CAUSED AROUND $6 MILLION DAMAGE...WHICH NO DOUBT WOULD
HAVE BEEN MUCH HIGHER HAD THE TWISTER STRUCK A MORE
POPULATED AREA.  REGARDLESS...IT IS THE 2ND DEADLIEST
TORNADO IN IOWA HISTORY...EXCEEDED BY A HUGE F5 THAT TORE
THROUGH CHARLES CITY ON MAY 15...1968...WHERE AND WHEN 13
WERE KILLED.

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 251100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-251500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

IN 1955...TWO VIOLENT F5 TORNADOES STRUCK NORTH CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA AND EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS.  THE FIRST
TORNADO...POSSESSING A TRACK 25 MILES LONG AND AROUND ONE
HALF MILE WIDE...TORE THROUGH DOWNTOWN BLACKWELL OKLAHOMA
WHERE 20 WERE KILLED...280 WERE INJURED...AND $8 MILLION
DAMAGE RESULTED.  AROUND 400 HOMES WERE DESTROYED...MANY
OF WHICH WERE SWEPT FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.  AROUND 60
BUSINESSES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.  PRIOR TO
HITTING BLACKWELL THE TORNADO CAUSED $150,000 DAMAGE TO
TONKAWA.  THE LIGHTNING ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO WAS
INCREDIBLE! THE VORTEX GLOWED AND POSSESSED ARCS OF
GLOWING LIGHT.THE TRAGIC UDALL TORNADO IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWED.  POSSESSING A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND AVERAGING
ONE HALF MILE WIDE...THE TORNADO LEVELED MOST OF
UDALL...KILLED 75...INJURED 270...AND CAUSED $2.25
MILLION DAMAGE.  THE TORNADO ALSO KILLED 5 CHILDREN 3
MILES NORTHEAST OF OXFORD...BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF
FATALITIES TO 80.  IT IS STILL THE DEADLIEST TORNADO IN
KANSAS HISTORY.  IN 1917...ANOTHER F5 TORNADO EVEN LARGER
THAN EITHER THE BLACKWELL OR UDALL TORNADOES ROARED
ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS.  IT HAD A TRACK 65 MILES
LONG AND REACHED ONE MILE WIDE.  THE TORNADO KILLED
23...INJURED 70...AND CAUSED $600,000 DAMAGE FROM
NORTHWEST SEDGWICK TO SOUTHEAST MARION COUNTIES.  ITS
AVERAGE SPEED OF 65 MPH WAS THE FASTEST ON RECORD UNTIL
THE TRI-STATE TORNADO OF MARCH 18...1925.

&&

IN 2008...A MONSTROUS EF5 TORNADO WENT ON A 43 MILE
RAMPAGE ACROSS NORTHEAST IOWA.REACHING 3/4 OF A MILE
WIDE...THE VICIOUS VORTEX POSSESSED ROTATIONAL VELOCITIES
THAT REACHED 205 MPH.  HARDEST HIT WAS
PARKERSBURG...WHERE 7 WERE KILLED AND AROUND $3 MILLION
DAMAGE RESULTED.  TWO OTHERS WERE KILLED IN THE TINY TOWN
OF NEW HARTFORD.  THE TORNADO KILLED 9...INJURED 70...AND
CAUSED AROUND $6 MILLION DAMAGE...WHICH NO DOUBT WOULD
HAVE BEEN MUCH HIGHER HAD THE TWISTER STRUCK A MORE
POPULATED AREA.  REGARDLESS...IT IS THE 2ND DEADLIEST
TORNADO IN IOWA HISTORY...EXCEEDED BY A HUGE F5 THAT TORE
THROUGH CHARLES CITY ON MAY 15...1968...WHERE AND WHEN 13
WERE KILLED.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 251100
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-251500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

IN 1955...TWO VIOLENT F5 TORNADOES STRUCK NORTH CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA AND EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS.  THE FIRST
TORNADO...POSSESSING A TRACK 25 MILES LONG AND AROUND ONE
HALF MILE WIDE...TORE THROUGH DOWNTOWN BLACKWELL OKLAHOMA
WHERE 20 WERE KILLED...280 WERE INJURED...AND $8 MILLION
DAMAGE RESULTED.  AROUND 400 HOMES WERE DESTROYED...MANY
OF WHICH WERE SWEPT FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.  AROUND 60
BUSINESSES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.  PRIOR TO
HITTING BLACKWELL THE TORNADO CAUSED $150,000 DAMAGE TO
TONKAWA.  THE LIGHTNING ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO WAS
INCREDIBLE! THE VORTEX GLOWED AND POSSESSED ARCS OF
GLOWING LIGHT.THE TRAGIC UDALL TORNADO IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWED.  POSSESSING A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND AVERAGING
ONE HALF MILE WIDE...THE TORNADO LEVELED MOST OF
UDALL...KILLED 75...INJURED 270...AND CAUSED $2.25
MILLION DAMAGE.  THE TORNADO ALSO KILLED 5 CHILDREN 3
MILES NORTHEAST OF OXFORD...BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF
FATALITIES TO 80.  IT IS STILL THE DEADLIEST TORNADO IN
KANSAS HISTORY.  IN 1917...ANOTHER F5 TORNADO EVEN LARGER
THAN EITHER THE BLACKWELL OR UDALL TORNADOES ROARED
ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS.  IT HAD A TRACK 65 MILES
LONG AND REACHED ONE MILE WIDE.  THE TORNADO KILLED
23...INJURED 70...AND CAUSED $600,000 DAMAGE FROM
NORTHWEST SEDGWICK TO SOUTHEAST MARION COUNTIES.  ITS
AVERAGE SPEED OF 65 MPH WAS THE FASTEST ON RECORD UNTIL
THE TRI-STATE TORNADO OF MARCH 18...1925.

&&

IN 2008...A MONSTROUS EF5 TORNADO WENT ON A 43 MILE
RAMPAGE ACROSS NORTHEAST IOWA.REACHING 3/4 OF A MILE
WIDE...THE VICIOUS VORTEX POSSESSED ROTATIONAL VELOCITIES
THAT REACHED 205 MPH.  HARDEST HIT WAS
PARKERSBURG...WHERE 7 WERE KILLED AND AROUND $3 MILLION
DAMAGE RESULTED.  TWO OTHERS WERE KILLED IN THE TINY TOWN
OF NEW HARTFORD.  THE TORNADO KILLED 9...INJURED 70...AND
CAUSED AROUND $6 MILLION DAMAGE...WHICH NO DOUBT WOULD
HAVE BEEN MUCH HIGHER HAD THE TWISTER STRUCK A MORE
POPULATED AREA.  REGARDLESS...IT IS THE 2ND DEADLIEST
TORNADO IN IOWA HISTORY...EXCEEDED BY A HUGE F5 THAT TORE
THROUGH CHARLES CITY ON MAY 15...1968...WHERE AND WHEN 13
WERE KILLED.

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