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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT WED APR 18 2012

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

IN 1880...AN OUTBREAK OF AROUND 25 TORNADOES TORE THROUGH
THE GREAT PLAINS AND MIDWEST FROM KANSAS AND ARKANSAS TO
WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN.  THREE OF THE TWISTERS WERE
HORRIFIC F4S THAT RAVAGED MUCH OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL
MISSOURI...2 OF WHICH OCCURRED SIMULTANEOUSLY.	THESE 3
BEHEMOTHS POSSESSED TRACKS THAT RANGED FROM 65 TO 93
MILES LONG AND ONE HALF TO 1 MILE WIDE.  THE DEADLIEST OF
THE TORNADIC TRIO OCCURRED IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WHERE
THE MARSHFIELD TORNADO KILLED 99 AND INJURED 200.  OF THE
FATALITIES...68 WERE KILLED IN MARSHFIELD IN ONLY A FEW
MINUTES! THE WIDEST TORNADO LEVELED THE TOWN OF
BARNETTSVILLE IN CENTRAL MISSOURI...WHICH WAS NEVER
REBUILT.  IN ALL...THE OUTBREAK KILLED AROUND 165
PEOPLE...OF WHICH THE 3 MONSTROUS TORNADOES WERE
RESPONSIBLE FOR 144 OF THE FATALITIES.

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