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... On this date in weather history...
In 1994, a record wind gust of 96 mph was measured at the National
Weather Service in Goodland and also two miles southwest in the
west portion of Goodland associated with a thunderstorm. The winds
demolished a commercial storage building, damaged or destroyed
seven Mobile homes, downed numerous mature trees and power
lines, and stripped portions of many roofs including at the
National Weather Service. One nearly new vehicle sustained eleven
thousand dollars damage from blowing pebbles and sand. Total damage
was estimated around two hundred and sixty thousand dollars.
In 1997, hail and wind damaged 37 thousand acres of wheat 20 miles
southwest of St Francis Kansas.
In 2011, thunderstorms produced flooding rainfall over parts of Yuma
County Colorado. Meanwhile, storms over western Kansas produced
measured wind gusts to 80 mph at the Goodland Airport with damage to
irrigation pivots, fences and power poles in the area.