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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT SAT MAR 24 2012

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

IN 1912...A RECORD-SETTING WINTER STORM BURIED MUCH OF
THE MIDWEST.  OLATHE WAS BURIED UNDER 37 INCHES OF SNOW
TO ESTABLISH WHAT...AT THE TIME...WAS A SINGLE WINTER
STORM RECORD FOR ONE LOCATION IN THE STATE OF KANSAS. 
KANSAS CITY WAS OVERWHELMED BY 25 INCHES IN 24
HOURS...NEARLY TWICE THE AMOUNT OF ANY OTHER WINTER STORM
IN THE HISTORY OF KANSAS CITY.	KANSAS CITY WOULD SET TWO
MORE SNOWFALL RECORDS THAT WINTER.  THE MARCH TOTAL OF
40.2 INCHES IS A ONE MONTH RECORD...AND THE WINTER 1911
TO 1912 TOTAL OF 67 INCHES IS A SEASON RECORD.	IN
1975...THE GOVERNORS TORNADO STRUCK WEST ATLANTA GEORGIA.
IT WAS AN F3 WITH A TRACK 13 MILES LONG AND ONE QUARTER
MILE WIDE.  THE TWISTER FIRST HIT AN INDUSTRIAL
AREA...THEN DESTROYED TWO APARTMENT COMPLEXES...MANY
EXPENSIVE HOMES AND THE GOVERNORS MANSION.  THE TORNADO
KILLED 3...INJURED 152 AND CAUSED $56.5 MILLION DAMAGE.

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