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000
NOUS43 KICT 201200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-201600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

IN 1989...A DANGEROUS ARCTIC AIRMASS INVADED THE NORTHERN
PLAINS.  IN MINNESOTA...WARROAD AND INTERNATIONAL FALLS
PLUNGED TO 34 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WHILE MINOT...ND
REPORTED A WIND CHILL OF 81 BELOW! SQUALLS PUMMELED THE
GREAT LAKES WITH HEAVY SNOW.  ERIE PENNSYLVANIA RECEIVED
21 INCHES...OF WHICH 4 INCHES ACCUMULATED IN 1 HOUR.
THIS BROUGHT THEIR SNOW DEPTH TO 39 INCHES...WHICH SET AN
ALL-TIME RECORD FOR THE CITY.

&&

IN 1836...AN ARCTIC FRONT OF EPIC PROPORTIONS SURGED
ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS AROUND NOON.  NORTH WINDS AROUND
70 MPH...CAUSED TEMPERATURES TO FREE FALL FROM AROUND 40
DEGREES TO ZERO WITHIN 8 HOURS.  MANY SETTLERS FROZE TO
DEATH AND ICE IN STREAMS FROZE TO 6 INCHES THICK IN A FEW
HOURS.FOLKLORE TOLD OF CHICKENS FROZEN IN THEIR TRACKS
AND MEN FROZEN TO SADDLES.  IN THE LATTER CASE...THE
MORAL OF THE STORY IS OBVIOUS.DON`T `HORSE AROUND` WITH
ARCTIC FRONTS!

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 201200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-201600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

IN 1989...A DANGEROUS ARCTIC AIRMASS INVADED THE NORTHERN
PLAINS.  IN MINNESOTA...WARROAD AND INTERNATIONAL FALLS
PLUNGED TO 34 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WHILE MINOT...ND
REPORTED A WIND CHILL OF 81 BELOW! SQUALLS PUMMELED THE
GREAT LAKES WITH HEAVY SNOW.  ERIE PENNSYLVANIA RECEIVED
21 INCHES...OF WHICH 4 INCHES ACCUMULATED IN 1 HOUR.
THIS BROUGHT THEIR SNOW DEPTH TO 39 INCHES...WHICH SET AN
ALL-TIME RECORD FOR THE CITY.

&&

IN 1836...AN ARCTIC FRONT OF EPIC PROPORTIONS SURGED
ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS AROUND NOON.  NORTH WINDS AROUND
70 MPH...CAUSED TEMPERATURES TO FREE FALL FROM AROUND 40
DEGREES TO ZERO WITHIN 8 HOURS.  MANY SETTLERS FROZE TO
DEATH AND ICE IN STREAMS FROZE TO 6 INCHES THICK IN A FEW
HOURS.FOLKLORE TOLD OF CHICKENS FROZEN IN THEIR TRACKS
AND MEN FROZEN TO SADDLES.  IN THE LATTER CASE...THE
MORAL OF THE STORY IS OBVIOUS.DON`T `HORSE AROUND` WITH
ARCTIC FRONTS!

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 201200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-201600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

IN 1989...A DANGEROUS ARCTIC AIRMASS INVADED THE NORTHERN
PLAINS.  IN MINNESOTA...WARROAD AND INTERNATIONAL FALLS
PLUNGED TO 34 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WHILE MINOT...ND
REPORTED A WIND CHILL OF 81 BELOW! SQUALLS PUMMELED THE
GREAT LAKES WITH HEAVY SNOW.  ERIE PENNSYLVANIA RECEIVED
21 INCHES...OF WHICH 4 INCHES ACCUMULATED IN 1 HOUR.
THIS BROUGHT THEIR SNOW DEPTH TO 39 INCHES...WHICH SET AN
ALL-TIME RECORD FOR THE CITY.

&&

IN 1836...AN ARCTIC FRONT OF EPIC PROPORTIONS SURGED
ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS AROUND NOON.  NORTH WINDS AROUND
70 MPH...CAUSED TEMPERATURES TO FREE FALL FROM AROUND 40
DEGREES TO ZERO WITHIN 8 HOURS.  MANY SETTLERS FROZE TO
DEATH AND ICE IN STREAMS FROZE TO 6 INCHES THICK IN A FEW
HOURS.FOLKLORE TOLD OF CHICKENS FROZEN IN THEIR TRACKS
AND MEN FROZEN TO SADDLES.  IN THE LATTER CASE...THE
MORAL OF THE STORY IS OBVIOUS.DON`T `HORSE AROUND` WITH
ARCTIC FRONTS!

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 192110
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>049-051>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-200915-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
310 PM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...LOWEST NUMBER OF KANSAS TORNADOES SINCE 1989...

ONLY 40 TORNADOES OCCURRED ACROSS THE SUNFLOWER STATE IN
2014...ABOUT 50 BELOW THE 1990-2014 ANNUAL KANSAS AVERAGE...AND
THE LOWEST ANNUAL TOTAL SINCE 1989...WHEN ONLY 31 TORNADOES
AFFECTED THE STATE. THIS NUMBER IS PRELIMINARY...AND THUS REMAINS
SUBJECT TO SLIGHT REVISIONS. THE MOST KANSAS TORNADOES SINCE 1990
OCCURRED IN 2008...WHEN A WHOPPING 187 TWISTERS RAVAGED THE STATE.

ADDITIONALLY...ONLY 20 TORNADO WATCHES WERE ISSUED ACROSS ALL OR
PORTIONS OF KANSAS IN 2014. WHILE THIS MAY SEEM LIKE QUITE A
FEW...IT`S ONLY ABOUT ONE-HALF OF THE 1970-2014 ANNUAL KANSAS
AVERAGE...AND TIED WITH 2012 FOR THE 4TH FEWEST SINCE 1970. THE
THIRD FEWEST IS 18 IN 2013...SECOND FEWEST IS 15 IN 1987...AND THE
FEWEST IS 14 IN 1988. THE GREATEST NUMBER OF KANSAS TORNADO
WATCHES ISSUED WAS 96 IN 1996. FURTHERMORE...THE 3-YEAR PERIOD
FROM 2012-2014 RECORDED ONLY 58 TOTAL TORNADO WATCHES...SECOND TO
THE 1987-1989 3-YEAR PERIOD WHEN ONLY 50 TORNADO WATCHES WERE
ISSUED.

FINALLY...SEDGWICK COUNTY (WHERE WICHITA IS LOCATED) WAS NEVER
INCLUDED IN A TORNADO WATCH IN 2014...THE ONLY TIME THIS HAS
OCCURRED (WATCH RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1970). SECOND PLACE IS 1988
WHEN THE COUNTY WAS INCLUDED ONCE. IN 1973...IT WAS INCLUDED 22
TIMES...WHICH IS THE HIGHEST ON RECORD. THE COUNTY AVERAGE IS
9-10 TORNADO WATCHES EACH YEAR.

$$





000
NOUS43 KICT 192110
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>049-051>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-200915-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
310 PM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...LOWEST NUMBER OF KANSAS TORNADOES SINCE 1989...

ONLY 40 TORNADOES OCCURRED ACROSS THE SUNFLOWER STATE IN
2014...ABOUT 50 BELOW THE 1990-2014 ANNUAL KANSAS AVERAGE...AND
THE LOWEST ANNUAL TOTAL SINCE 1989...WHEN ONLY 31 TORNADOES
AFFECTED THE STATE. THIS NUMBER IS PRELIMINARY...AND THUS REMAINS
SUBJECT TO SLIGHT REVISIONS. THE MOST KANSAS TORNADOES SINCE 1990
OCCURRED IN 2008...WHEN A WHOPPING 187 TWISTERS RAVAGED THE STATE.

ADDITIONALLY...ONLY 20 TORNADO WATCHES WERE ISSUED ACROSS ALL OR
PORTIONS OF KANSAS IN 2014. WHILE THIS MAY SEEM LIKE QUITE A
FEW...IT`S ONLY ABOUT ONE-HALF OF THE 1970-2014 ANNUAL KANSAS
AVERAGE...AND TIED WITH 2012 FOR THE 4TH FEWEST SINCE 1970. THE
THIRD FEWEST IS 18 IN 2013...SECOND FEWEST IS 15 IN 1987...AND THE
FEWEST IS 14 IN 1988. THE GREATEST NUMBER OF KANSAS TORNADO
WATCHES ISSUED WAS 96 IN 1996. FURTHERMORE...THE 3-YEAR PERIOD
FROM 2012-2014 RECORDED ONLY 58 TOTAL TORNADO WATCHES...SECOND TO
THE 1987-1989 3-YEAR PERIOD WHEN ONLY 50 TORNADO WATCHES WERE
ISSUED.

FINALLY...SEDGWICK COUNTY (WHERE WICHITA IS LOCATED) WAS NEVER
INCLUDED IN A TORNADO WATCH IN 2014...THE ONLY TIME THIS HAS
OCCURRED (WATCH RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1970). SECOND PLACE IS 1988
WHEN THE COUNTY WAS INCLUDED ONCE. IN 1973...IT WAS INCLUDED 22
TIMES...WHICH IS THE HIGHEST ON RECORD. THE COUNTY AVERAGE IS
9-10 TORNADO WATCHES EACH YEAR.

$$




000
NOUS43 KICT 191200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-191600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

IN 1957...AN F4 TORNADO POSSESSING A TRACK 15 MILES LONG
AND AROUND 300 YARDS WIDE...ROARED ACROSS PART OF EXTREME
SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS.  TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 9
WERE INJURED.  FIVE HOMES WERE DESTROYED WHILE A FEW
OTHERS WERE COMPLETELY SWEPT FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.  IN
1967...NATURE PULLED A COLOSSAL SNOW JOB ON
FLAGSTAFF...AZ WHERE...AFTER 1 WEEK OF SNOW...THE TOWN
WAS BURIED UNDER NEARLY 7 FEET OF SNOW...83 INCHES TO BE
MORE EXACT.  ON 3 DAYS...THE 13TH...14TH AND
19TH...FLAGSTAFF RECEIVED BETWEEN 15 AND 27 INCHES.

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 191200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-191600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

IN 1957...AN F4 TORNADO POSSESSING A TRACK 15 MILES LONG
AND AROUND 300 YARDS WIDE...ROARED ACROSS PART OF EXTREME
SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS.  TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 9
WERE INJURED.  FIVE HOMES WERE DESTROYED WHILE A FEW
OTHERS WERE COMPLETELY SWEPT FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.  IN
1967...NATURE PULLED A COLOSSAL SNOW JOB ON
FLAGSTAFF...AZ WHERE...AFTER 1 WEEK OF SNOW...THE TOWN
WAS BURIED UNDER NEARLY 7 FEET OF SNOW...83 INCHES TO BE
MORE EXACT.  ON 3 DAYS...THE 13TH...14TH AND
19TH...FLAGSTAFF RECEIVED BETWEEN 15 AND 27 INCHES.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 181853
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-190652-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1252 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014


...SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE

...KANSAS...

...ALLEN...
IOLA 1W                      2.5 IN    0800 AM 12/18
HUMBOLDT 4.6 ESE             1.2 IN    0916 AM 12/18
HUMBOLDT                     1.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
IOLA 2.7 SSE                 0.9 IN    0511 AM 12/18

...BARTON...
CLAFLIN                      5.5 IN    0700 AM 12/18
ALBERT 5SE                   4.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
ELLINWOOD NO. 1              4.0 IN    0630 AM 12/18

...BUTLER...
EL DORADO 1.2 S              3.6 IN    0630 AM 12/18
BURNS 1S                     3.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18
POTWIN                       3.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
CITY WATER PLANT             2.6 IN    0700 AM 12/18
WHITEWATER 6.3 ENE           2.4 IN    0817 AM 12/18
CASSODAY 2SW                 2.2 IN    0800 AM 12/18
AUGUSTA 1.0 S                2.0 IN    1012 AM 12/18
AUGUSTA                      2.0 IN    0630 AM 12/18
BEAUMONT 0.1 SW              0.7 IN    0818 AM 12/18
ELBING                       0.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...CHASE...
ELMDALE 2NE                  4.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18
TALL GRASS PRAIRIE NP        3.5 IN    0800 AM 12/18
COTTONWOOD FALLS             2.5 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...COWLEY...
WINFIELD 9.8 NE              1.0 IN    0758 AM 12/18
WINFIELD 7.9 W               0.6 IN    0703 AM 12/18
ARKANSAS CITY 3.9 SSW        0.5 IN    0842 AM 12/18
ARKANSAS CITY                0.5 IN    0600 AM 12/18
WINFIELD 3NE                 0.3 IN    0500 AM 12/18
DEXTER 0.1 NW                0.1 IN    0918 AM 12/18

...ELK...
HOWARD                       0.2 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...ELLSWORTH...
ELLSWORTH 3.3 NW             7.1 IN    1146 AM 12/18
LORRAINE 1.4 S               4.8 IN    0926 AM 12/18
KANAPOLIS LAKE-SMOKY HILL R  3.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
KANOPOLIS 0.8 SW             3.0 IN    0850 AM 12/18

...GREENWOOD...
EUREKA 0.9 NW                3.1 IN    1240 PM 12/18

...HARPER...
ANTHONY 0.4 NNW              2.0 IN    0713 AM 12/18
ANTHONY                      1.7 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...HARVEY...
HESSTON                      3.6 IN    0600 AM 12/18
HESSTON 0.6 SW               3.0 IN    1059 AM 12/18
NEWTON 6.2 ESE               2.9 IN    1048 AM 12/18
NEWTON 6.5 WNW               2.8 IN    0745 AM 12/18
HALSTEAD 3.8 WNW             2.7 IN    0717 AM 12/18
NORTH NEWTON 0.6 NW          2.2 IN    0642 AM 12/18
NEWTON 1.0 ESE               2.0 IN    0935 AM 12/18
NEWTON                       1.8 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...KINGMAN...
KINGMAN                      2.6 IN    0800 AM 12/18
WILLOWDALE 1 SW              2.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18
NORWICH                      2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
PENALOSA 0.4 N               1.6 IN    0738 AM 12/18

...LINCOLN...
LINCOLN 1 SE                 6.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
BARNARD                      5.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
BEVERLY 4.6 S                3.0 IN    1145 AM 12/18
BARNARD 7W                   2.6 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...MARION...
HILLSBORO                    4.8 IN    0600 AM 12/18
MARION RESERVOIR             4.2 IN    0800 AM 12/18
MARION 6.5 NNW               3.5 IN    0724 AM 12/18
HILLSBORO 6.2 SSW            3.0 IN    1002 AM 12/18
PEABODY                      2.8 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...MCPHERSON...
GOESSEL 2 NW                 5.0 IN    0600 AM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 2.1 NNE           3.8 IN    1202 PM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 1.0 N             3.3 IN    0757 AM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 0.4 SW            3.1 IN    1205 PM 12/18
LINDSBORG 5.6 W              3.0 IN    0727 AM 12/18
CANTON 3.2 N                 3.0 IN    0842 AM 12/18
MCPHERSON                    3.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 5.3 WSW           2.8 IN    1203 PM 12/18
LINDSBORG 3.7 SSW            2.5 IN    1237 PM 12/18
LINDSBORG 0.7 NNW            2.5 IN    0545 AM 12/18
LINDSBORG 3E                 2.4 IN    0700 AM 12/18
GALVA 1.5 NE                 2.3 IN    0728 AM 12/18
MC PHERSON 6.6 WSW           2.1 IN    0820 AM 12/18
WINDOM 7S                    2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
INMAN                        2.0 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...NEOSHO...
ERIE                         0.4 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...RENO...
PRETTY PRAIRIE 3.1 ENE       2.0 IN    0628 AM 12/18
SOUTH HUTCHINSON .7 NNE      1.6 IN    1101 AM 12/18
HUTCHINSON 2.2 SSW           1.6 IN    0710 AM 12/18
HUTCHINSON                   1.6 IN    0600 AM 12/18
PARTRIDGE 2.5 ESE            1.2 IN    0906 AM 12/18
10 SW HUTCHINSON             1.1 IN    0800 AM 12/18
HUTCHINSON 2.1 NW            1.0 IN    0745 AM 12/18

...RICE...
STERLING                     2.5 IN    0700 AM 12/18
LYONS 1.7 S                  2.5 IN    1224 PM 12/18

...RUSSELL...
DORRANCE 6.1 S               3.4 IN    1125 AM 12/18
MILBERGER 5.0 NW             1.5 IN    0754 AM 12/18
RUSSELL 11.8 NNE             1.0 IN    0748 AM 12/18

...SALINE...
SALINA 5.7 NNW               3.0 IN    1143 AM 12/18
SALINA 7.0 N                 2.9 IN    0623 AM 12/18
SALINA 0.7 SSW               2.7 IN    0815 AM 12/18
SALINA WX                    2.7 IN    0800 AM 12/18
GYPSUM 1.1 NE                2.5 IN    0826 AM 12/18

...SEDGWICK...
WICHITA 1.2 NNW              3.2 IN    0805 AM 12/18
MID-CONTINENT ARPT 4.8 NW    3.2 IN    0724 AM 12/18
WICHITA 6.9 NW               3.0 IN    1104 AM 12/18
WICHITA 2.5 WNW              2.8 IN    0818 AM 12/18
BEL AIRE 0.5 WSW             2.8 IN    0824 AM 12/18
WICHITA 3.5 E                2.7 IN    0954 AM 12/18
KANSAS STATE UNI.HORTICULTUR 2.7 IN    0800 AM 12/18
WICHITA 3.2 NW               2.6 IN    0720 AM 12/18
MAIZE 3.4 SSW                2.6 IN    0805 AM 12/18
CLEARWATER 4.1 N             2.6 IN    0854 AM 12/18
PARK CITY 3.0 WSW            2.5 IN    1154 AM 12/18
WICHITA 7.4 NNW              2.5 IN    0718 AM 12/18
WICHITA 4.7 W                2.5 IN    1133 AM 12/18
MAIZE 5.7 S                  2.4 IN    0934 AM 12/18
WICHITA 7.4 W                2.2 IN    1120 AM 12/18
MOUNT HOPE                   2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
5 WSW DOWNTOWN WICHITA       2.0 IN    1153 AM 12/18
WICHITA WX                   2.0 IN    1150 AM 12/18
WICHITA 9.1 WNW              1.9 IN    0639 AM 12/18
GARDEN PLAIN 2.2 SW          1.4 IN    0907 AM 12/18
CHENEY 5 N                   1.0 IN    0730 AM 12/18
CHENEY 0.5 NNE               1.0 IN    1009 AM 12/18
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE     1.0 IN    0558 AM 12/18

...SUMNER...
PECK 2 S                     2.4 IN    0800 AM 12/18
CONWAY SPRINGS               2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
CONWAY SPRINGS 2.8 W         1.5 IN    1031 AM 12/18
CALDWELL 0.2 SSE             0.5 IN    0634 AM 12/18
MAYFIELD 6.0 SW              0.5 IN    0652 AM 12/18
CALDWELL                     0.5 IN    0700 AM 12/18
WELLINGTON                   0.5 IN    0600 AM 12/18
CALDWELL 7.2 E               0.1 IN    0630 AM 12/18

...WOODSON...
YATES CENTER                 2.8 IN    0700 AM 12/18

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

NWS WICHITA KS




000
NOUS43 KICT 181853
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-190652-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1252 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014


...SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE

...KANSAS...

...ALLEN...
IOLA 1W                      2.5 IN    0800 AM 12/18
HUMBOLDT 4.6 ESE             1.2 IN    0916 AM 12/18
HUMBOLDT                     1.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
IOLA 2.7 SSE                 0.9 IN    0511 AM 12/18

...BARTON...
CLAFLIN                      5.5 IN    0700 AM 12/18
ALBERT 5SE                   4.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
ELLINWOOD NO. 1              4.0 IN    0630 AM 12/18

...BUTLER...
EL DORADO 1.2 S              3.6 IN    0630 AM 12/18
BURNS 1S                     3.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18
POTWIN                       3.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
CITY WATER PLANT             2.6 IN    0700 AM 12/18
WHITEWATER 6.3 ENE           2.4 IN    0817 AM 12/18
CASSODAY 2SW                 2.2 IN    0800 AM 12/18
AUGUSTA 1.0 S                2.0 IN    1012 AM 12/18
AUGUSTA                      2.0 IN    0630 AM 12/18
BEAUMONT 0.1 SW              0.7 IN    0818 AM 12/18
ELBING                       0.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...CHASE...
ELMDALE 2NE                  4.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18
TALL GRASS PRAIRIE NP        3.5 IN    0800 AM 12/18
COTTONWOOD FALLS             2.5 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...COWLEY...
WINFIELD 9.8 NE              1.0 IN    0758 AM 12/18
WINFIELD 7.9 W               0.6 IN    0703 AM 12/18
ARKANSAS CITY 3.9 SSW        0.5 IN    0842 AM 12/18
ARKANSAS CITY                0.5 IN    0600 AM 12/18
WINFIELD 3NE                 0.3 IN    0500 AM 12/18
DEXTER 0.1 NW                0.1 IN    0918 AM 12/18

...ELK...
HOWARD                       0.2 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...ELLSWORTH...
ELLSWORTH 3.3 NW             7.1 IN    1146 AM 12/18
LORRAINE 1.4 S               4.8 IN    0926 AM 12/18
KANAPOLIS LAKE-SMOKY HILL R  3.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
KANOPOLIS 0.8 SW             3.0 IN    0850 AM 12/18

...GREENWOOD...
EUREKA 0.9 NW                3.1 IN    1240 PM 12/18

...HARPER...
ANTHONY 0.4 NNW              2.0 IN    0713 AM 12/18
ANTHONY                      1.7 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...HARVEY...
HESSTON                      3.6 IN    0600 AM 12/18
HESSTON 0.6 SW               3.0 IN    1059 AM 12/18
NEWTON 6.2 ESE               2.9 IN    1048 AM 12/18
NEWTON 6.5 WNW               2.8 IN    0745 AM 12/18
HALSTEAD 3.8 WNW             2.7 IN    0717 AM 12/18
NORTH NEWTON 0.6 NW          2.2 IN    0642 AM 12/18
NEWTON 1.0 ESE               2.0 IN    0935 AM 12/18
NEWTON                       1.8 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...KINGMAN...
KINGMAN                      2.6 IN    0800 AM 12/18
WILLOWDALE 1 SW              2.2 IN    0700 AM 12/18
NORWICH                      2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
PENALOSA 0.4 N               1.6 IN    0738 AM 12/18

...LINCOLN...
LINCOLN 1 SE                 6.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
BARNARD                      5.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
BEVERLY 4.6 S                3.0 IN    1145 AM 12/18
BARNARD 7W                   2.6 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...MARION...
HILLSBORO                    4.8 IN    0600 AM 12/18
MARION RESERVOIR             4.2 IN    0800 AM 12/18
MARION 6.5 NNW               3.5 IN    0724 AM 12/18
HILLSBORO 6.2 SSW            3.0 IN    1002 AM 12/18
PEABODY                      2.8 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...MCPHERSON...
GOESSEL 2 NW                 5.0 IN    0600 AM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 2.1 NNE           3.8 IN    1202 PM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 1.0 N             3.3 IN    0757 AM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 0.4 SW            3.1 IN    1205 PM 12/18
LINDSBORG 5.6 W              3.0 IN    0727 AM 12/18
CANTON 3.2 N                 3.0 IN    0842 AM 12/18
MCPHERSON                    3.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
MOUNDRIDGE 5.3 WSW           2.8 IN    1203 PM 12/18
LINDSBORG 3.7 SSW            2.5 IN    1237 PM 12/18
LINDSBORG 0.7 NNW            2.5 IN    0545 AM 12/18
LINDSBORG 3E                 2.4 IN    0700 AM 12/18
GALVA 1.5 NE                 2.3 IN    0728 AM 12/18
MC PHERSON 6.6 WSW           2.1 IN    0820 AM 12/18
WINDOM 7S                    2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
INMAN                        2.0 IN    0800 AM 12/18

...NEOSHO...
ERIE                         0.4 IN    0700 AM 12/18

...RENO...
PRETTY PRAIRIE 3.1 ENE       2.0 IN    0628 AM 12/18
SOUTH HUTCHINSON .7 NNE      1.6 IN    1101 AM 12/18
HUTCHINSON 2.2 SSW           1.6 IN    0710 AM 12/18
HUTCHINSON                   1.6 IN    0600 AM 12/18
PARTRIDGE 2.5 ESE            1.2 IN    0906 AM 12/18
10 SW HUTCHINSON             1.1 IN    0800 AM 12/18
HUTCHINSON 2.1 NW            1.0 IN    0745 AM 12/18

...RICE...
STERLING                     2.5 IN    0700 AM 12/18
LYONS 1.7 S                  2.5 IN    1224 PM 12/18

...RUSSELL...
DORRANCE 6.1 S               3.4 IN    1125 AM 12/18
MILBERGER 5.0 NW             1.5 IN    0754 AM 12/18
RUSSELL 11.8 NNE             1.0 IN    0748 AM 12/18

...SALINE...
SALINA 5.7 NNW               3.0 IN    1143 AM 12/18
SALINA 7.0 N                 2.9 IN    0623 AM 12/18
SALINA 0.7 SSW               2.7 IN    0815 AM 12/18
SALINA WX                    2.7 IN    0800 AM 12/18
GYPSUM 1.1 NE                2.5 IN    0826 AM 12/18

...SEDGWICK...
WICHITA 1.2 NNW              3.2 IN    0805 AM 12/18
MID-CONTINENT ARPT 4.8 NW    3.2 IN    0724 AM 12/18
WICHITA 6.9 NW               3.0 IN    1104 AM 12/18
WICHITA 2.5 WNW              2.8 IN    0818 AM 12/18
BEL AIRE 0.5 WSW             2.8 IN    0824 AM 12/18
WICHITA 3.5 E                2.7 IN    0954 AM 12/18
KANSAS STATE UNI.HORTICULTUR 2.7 IN    0800 AM 12/18
WICHITA 3.2 NW               2.6 IN    0720 AM 12/18
MAIZE 3.4 SSW                2.6 IN    0805 AM 12/18
CLEARWATER 4.1 N             2.6 IN    0854 AM 12/18
PARK CITY 3.0 WSW            2.5 IN    1154 AM 12/18
WICHITA 7.4 NNW              2.5 IN    0718 AM 12/18
WICHITA 4.7 W                2.5 IN    1133 AM 12/18
MAIZE 5.7 S                  2.4 IN    0934 AM 12/18
WICHITA 7.4 W                2.2 IN    1120 AM 12/18
MOUNT HOPE                   2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
5 WSW DOWNTOWN WICHITA       2.0 IN    1153 AM 12/18
WICHITA WX                   2.0 IN    1150 AM 12/18
WICHITA 9.1 WNW              1.9 IN    0639 AM 12/18
GARDEN PLAIN 2.2 SW          1.4 IN    0907 AM 12/18
CHENEY 5 N                   1.0 IN    0730 AM 12/18
CHENEY 0.5 NNE               1.0 IN    1009 AM 12/18
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE     1.0 IN    0558 AM 12/18

...SUMNER...
PECK 2 S                     2.4 IN    0800 AM 12/18
CONWAY SPRINGS               2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/18
CONWAY SPRINGS 2.8 W         1.5 IN    1031 AM 12/18
CALDWELL 0.2 SSE             0.5 IN    0634 AM 12/18
MAYFIELD 6.0 SW              0.5 IN    0652 AM 12/18
CALDWELL                     0.5 IN    0700 AM 12/18
WELLINGTON                   0.5 IN    0600 AM 12/18
CALDWELL 7.2 E               0.1 IN    0630 AM 12/18

...WOODSON...
YATES CENTER                 2.8 IN    0700 AM 12/18

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

NWS WICHITA KS





000
NOUS43 KICT 181200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-181600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

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

IN 1957...AN OUTBREAK OF 23 TORNADOES...OF WHICH 14 WERE
F3 OR STRONGER...TORE THROUGH EASTERN MISSOURI AND MUCH
OF ILLINOIS.  IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...AN F5 TORNADO
STRUCK THE TOWN OF SUNFIELD WITH SUCH FEROCITY...THAT THE
TOWN LITERALLY VANISHED.  IT IS THE LATEST OCCURRENCE OF
AN F5 TORNADO IN ANY GIVEN YEAR ON RECORD.  REMARKABLY
ONLY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND ONLY 6 WERE INJURED.  TEN
MINUTES LATER...A VICIOUS F4 TORNADO DEVELOPED.  IT
CLOSELY PARALLELED THE TRACK OF THE INFAMOUS TRI STATE
TORNADO OF MARCH 18...1925.  SPRINTING EAST NORTHEAST
AROUND 60 MPH...THE TWISTER ROARED ACROSS 3 COUNTIES.  IT
POSSESSED A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND AROUND 300 YARDS
WIDE...KILLED 11...AND INJURED AROUND 200.  THE MOST
SERIOUS DAMAGE OCCURRED IN MURPHYSBORO...WHERE 10 OF THE
FATALITIES OCCURRED AND POWER WAS LOST FOR 3 DAYS.

&&

IN 1944...THE SHIPS OF UNITED STATES NAVY TASK FORCE
38...CONSISTING OF 7 FLEET AND 6 LIGHT AIRCRAFT
CARRIERS...8 BATTLESHIPS...15 CRUISERS...AND AROUND 150
DESTROYERS WERE OPERATING AROUND 300 MILES EAST OF LUZON
IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA WHEN A SMALL...BUT
VIOLENT...TYPHOON OVERTOOK THE TASK FORCE WITH LITTLE
WARNING.  MANY OF THE SHIPS WERE CAUGHT NEAR THE CENTER
OF THE TYPHOON AND BUFFETED BY EXTREME SEAS AND WINDS
THAT BRIEFLY REACHED 145 MPH.  THREE DESTROYERS CAPSIZED
AND SANK WITH NEARLY ALL CREW...WHILE A CRUISER...5
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS...AND 3 DESTROYERS WERE SERIOUSLY
DAMAGED.  APPROXIMATELY 790 MEN WERE KILLED.  FIRES
OCCURRED ON 3 CARRIERS WHEN PLANES BROKE LOOSE IN THEIR
HANGARS AND 146 PLANES ON VARIOUS SHIPS WERE LOST OR
DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR...SOME OF WHICH WERE SWEPT
OVERBOARD.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 181200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-181600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

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

IN 1957...AN OUTBREAK OF 23 TORNADOES...OF WHICH 14 WERE
F3 OR STRONGER...TORE THROUGH EASTERN MISSOURI AND MUCH
OF ILLINOIS.  IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...AN F5 TORNADO
STRUCK THE TOWN OF SUNFIELD WITH SUCH FEROCITY...THAT THE
TOWN LITERALLY VANISHED.  IT IS THE LATEST OCCURRENCE OF
AN F5 TORNADO IN ANY GIVEN YEAR ON RECORD.  REMARKABLY
ONLY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND ONLY 6 WERE INJURED.  TEN
MINUTES LATER...A VICIOUS F4 TORNADO DEVELOPED.  IT
CLOSELY PARALLELED THE TRACK OF THE INFAMOUS TRI STATE
TORNADO OF MARCH 18...1925.  SPRINTING EAST NORTHEAST
AROUND 60 MPH...THE TWISTER ROARED ACROSS 3 COUNTIES.  IT
POSSESSED A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND AROUND 300 YARDS
WIDE...KILLED 11...AND INJURED AROUND 200.  THE MOST
SERIOUS DAMAGE OCCURRED IN MURPHYSBORO...WHERE 10 OF THE
FATALITIES OCCURRED AND POWER WAS LOST FOR 3 DAYS.

&&

IN 1944...THE SHIPS OF UNITED STATES NAVY TASK FORCE
38...CONSISTING OF 7 FLEET AND 6 LIGHT AIRCRAFT
CARRIERS...8 BATTLESHIPS...15 CRUISERS...AND AROUND 150
DESTROYERS WERE OPERATING AROUND 300 MILES EAST OF LUZON
IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA WHEN A SMALL...BUT
VIOLENT...TYPHOON OVERTOOK THE TASK FORCE WITH LITTLE
WARNING.  MANY OF THE SHIPS WERE CAUGHT NEAR THE CENTER
OF THE TYPHOON AND BUFFETED BY EXTREME SEAS AND WINDS
THAT BRIEFLY REACHED 145 MPH.  THREE DESTROYERS CAPSIZED
AND SANK WITH NEARLY ALL CREW...WHILE A CRUISER...5
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS...AND 3 DESTROYERS WERE SERIOUSLY
DAMAGED.  APPROXIMATELY 790 MEN WERE KILLED.  FIRES
OCCURRED ON 3 CARRIERS WHEN PLANES BROKE LOOSE IN THEIR
HANGARS AND 146 PLANES ON VARIOUS SHIPS WERE LOST OR
DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR...SOME OF WHICH WERE SWEPT
OVERBOARD.

$$
AUTO





000
NOUS43 KICT 181200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-181600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

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

IN 1957...AN OUTBREAK OF 23 TORNADOES...OF WHICH 14 WERE
F3 OR STRONGER...TORE THROUGH EASTERN MISSOURI AND MUCH
OF ILLINOIS.  IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...AN F5 TORNADO
STRUCK THE TOWN OF SUNFIELD WITH SUCH FEROCITY...THAT THE
TOWN LITERALLY VANISHED.  IT IS THE LATEST OCCURRENCE OF
AN F5 TORNADO IN ANY GIVEN YEAR ON RECORD.  REMARKABLY
ONLY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND ONLY 6 WERE INJURED.  TEN
MINUTES LATER...A VICIOUS F4 TORNADO DEVELOPED.  IT
CLOSELY PARALLELED THE TRACK OF THE INFAMOUS TRI STATE
TORNADO OF MARCH 18...1925.  SPRINTING EAST NORTHEAST
AROUND 60 MPH...THE TWISTER ROARED ACROSS 3 COUNTIES.  IT
POSSESSED A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND AROUND 300 YARDS
WIDE...KILLED 11...AND INJURED AROUND 200.  THE MOST
SERIOUS DAMAGE OCCURRED IN MURPHYSBORO...WHERE 10 OF THE
FATALITIES OCCURRED AND POWER WAS LOST FOR 3 DAYS.

&&

IN 1944...THE SHIPS OF UNITED STATES NAVY TASK FORCE
38...CONSISTING OF 7 FLEET AND 6 LIGHT AIRCRAFT
CARRIERS...8 BATTLESHIPS...15 CRUISERS...AND AROUND 150
DESTROYERS WERE OPERATING AROUND 300 MILES EAST OF LUZON
IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA WHEN A SMALL...BUT
VIOLENT...TYPHOON OVERTOOK THE TASK FORCE WITH LITTLE
WARNING.  MANY OF THE SHIPS WERE CAUGHT NEAR THE CENTER
OF THE TYPHOON AND BUFFETED BY EXTREME SEAS AND WINDS
THAT BRIEFLY REACHED 145 MPH.  THREE DESTROYERS CAPSIZED
AND SANK WITH NEARLY ALL CREW...WHILE A CRUISER...5
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS...AND 3 DESTROYERS WERE SERIOUSLY
DAMAGED.  APPROXIMATELY 790 MEN WERE KILLED.  FIRES
OCCURRED ON 3 CARRIERS WHEN PLANES BROKE LOOSE IN THEIR
HANGARS AND 146 PLANES ON VARIOUS SHIPS WERE LOST OR
DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR...SOME OF WHICH WERE SWEPT
OVERBOARD.

$$
AUTO




000
NOUS43 KICT 181200
PNSICT
KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-181600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

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

IN 1957...AN OUTBREAK OF 23 TORNADOES...OF WHICH 14 WERE
F3 OR STRONGER...TORE THROUGH EASTERN MISSOURI AND MUCH
OF ILLINOIS.  IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...AN F5 TORNADO
STRUCK THE TOWN OF SUNFIELD WITH SUCH FEROCITY...THAT THE
TOWN LITERALLY VANISHED.  IT IS THE LATEST OCCURRENCE OF
AN F5 TORNADO IN ANY GIVEN YEAR ON RECORD.  REMARKABLY
ONLY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND ONLY 6 WERE INJURED.  TEN
MINUTES LATER...A VICIOUS F4 TORNADO DEVELOPED.  IT
CLOSELY PARALLELED THE TRACK OF THE INFAMOUS TRI STATE
TORNADO OF MARCH 18...1925.  SPRINTING EAST NORTHEAST
AROUND 60 MPH...THE TWISTER ROARED ACROSS 3 COUNTIES.  IT
POSSESSED A TRACK 30 MILES LONG AND AROUND 300 YARDS
WIDE...KILLED 11...AND INJURED AROUND 200.  THE MOST
SERIOUS DAMAGE OCCURRED IN MURPHYSBORO...WHERE 10 OF THE
FATALITIES OCCURRED AND POWER WAS LOST FOR 3 DAYS.

&&

IN 1944...THE SHIPS OF UNITED STATES NAVY TASK FORCE
38...CONSISTING OF 7 FLEET AND 6 LIGHT AIRCRAFT
CARRIERS...8 BATTLESHIPS...15 CRUISERS...AND AROUND 150
DESTROYERS WERE OPERATING AROUND 300 MILES EAST OF LUZON
IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA WHEN A SMALL...BUT
VIOLENT...TYPHOON OVERTOOK THE TASK FORCE WITH LITTLE
WARNING.  MANY OF THE SHIPS WERE CAUGHT NEAR THE CENTER
OF THE TYPHOON AND BUFFETED BY EXTREME SEAS AND WINDS
THAT BRIEFLY REACHED 145 MPH.  THREE DESTROYERS CAPSIZED
AND SANK WITH NEARLY ALL CREW...WHILE A CRUISER...5
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS...AND 3 DESTROYERS WERE SERIOUSLY
DAMAGED.  APPROXIMATELY 790 MEN WERE KILLED.  FIRES
OCCURRED ON 3 CARRIERS WHEN PLANES BROKE LOOSE IN THEIR
HANGARS AND 146 PLANES ON VARIOUS SHIPS WERE LOST OR
DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR...SOME OF WHICH WERE SWEPT
OVERBOARD.

$$
AUTO





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