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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

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

IN 2011...AN EF4 TORNADO STRUCK ST.  LOUIS.  POSSESSING A
TRACK 22 MILES LONG...THE TORNADO SEVERELY DAMAGED AROUND
20 HOMES AND LEFT THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER.  MOST
SIGNIFICANT OF ALL WAS THAT ONE TERMINAL AT LAMBERT
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SUSTAINED SUCH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE
THAT THE AIRPORT HAD TO BE CLOSED FOR NEARLY 24 HOURS.
EIGHT AIRCRAFT WERE DAMAGED...TWO OF WHICH WERE
SIGNIFICANT.  IN 1944...FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE
24TH...THE LITTLE ARKANSAS RIVER WASN`T SO LITTLE...AS IT
ROSE TO EXTREMELY HIGH LEVELS IN WICHITA WHERE IT FLOODED
AROUND 2000 HOMES.  FLOODING ALONG THE WALNUT RIVER
COVERED MUCH OF WINFIELD.  IN 1883...AN OUTBREAK OF
AROUND 15 TORNADOES RAVAGED THE DEEP SOUTH...OF WHICH 6
WERE STRONG OR VIOLENT.  THE 2 MOST DEVASTATING TWISTERS
WERE F4S.  THE FIRST F4 HAD A TRACK 45 MILES LONG AND
AVERAGED ONE HALF MILE WIDE.  IT TORE ACROSS SOUTHERN
MISSISSIPPI FROM 30 MILES EAST OF NATCHEZ TO AROUND 30
MILES SOUTHEAST OF JACKSON.  THERE WERE 56 KNOWN
FATALITIES AND AROUND 300 INJURIES.  THE SECOND
F4...WHICH HAD A TRACK 25 MILES LONG AND ONE HALF TO
THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE WIDE...RAVAGED PART OF SOUTHWEST
GEORGIA.  THE TORNADO KILLED 10 PEOPLE AND INJURED 80.

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