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Record Report

Statement as of 1:14 PM CDT on April 15, 2014


... Record low temperature recorded this morning at Russell... Salina
and Chanute on April 15th...

A temperature of 18 degrees was recorded at Russell this morning
which broke the previous record low of 26 degrees that occurred in
1983. In Salina... the temperature fell to 21 degrees which set a new
record low for the date. The previous record was 23 degrees set on
this date in 1936. Chanute also recorded a new low temperature with
a value of 23 degrees breaking the previous record of 24 degrees
from 1928.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on April 16, 2014


... On this date in weather history...

In 2011... the 2nd worst tornado outbreak on record
finally ended... as a 3-day total of 162 tornadoes tore
through the south-central and southeast parts of the
United States from the 14th to the 16th. The outbreak
struck 11 states from as far west as Oklahoma and
southern Kansas... to the Atlantic coast from Georgia to
Maryland. Of the tornadoes... 12 were EF3 rated. Hardest
hit was North Carolina which was raked by 26 twisters and
where 22 were killed. The deadliest twister... an
EF3... struck the town of Askewville in extreme northeast
North Carolina where 11 died and catastrophic damage
resulted. A 2nd EF3 tornado tore through Raleigh and
nearby suburbs where 5 were killed. In all there were 39
deaths with 5 more killed by destructive winds.

&&

In 1998... atmospheric chaos broke out over southern
Kentucky as severe thunderstorms ravaged many areas with
a severe quartet of huge hail... destructive
winds... tornadoes... and flash floods. The hail ranged in
size from Golf balls to baseballs and totaled nearly
every vehicle at dealerships and car rentals. The hail
totaled around 4,000 vehicles... severely damaged 8,300
homes... 37 businesses... and 14 apartments. The
destructive winds reached 95 to 100 mph in extreme
southwest Kentucky at Hopkinsville where 2 people were
injured... barns were leveled and several homes were
heavily damaged. Of the 9 tornadoes... the strongest was
an F3 that hit the town of Glasgow... located 25 miles
east of Bowling Green... where 2 were killed... 9 were
injured and $10 million damage resulted. Total damage
from the outbreak was $535 million.


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