Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

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

IN 1942...TWO VIOLENT F4 TORNADOES TORE THROUGH NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA.  THE DEADLIER OF THE TWO TWISTERS KILLED
52...INJURED 350...AND CAUSED $2.5 MILLION DAMAGE.  ITS
TRACK WAS 20 MILES LONG...ONE QUARTER MILE WIDE...AND
STRETCHED FROM EASTERN ROGERS TO WESTERN MAYES COUNTIES.
FORTY NINE OF THE FATALITIES OCCURRED IN PRYOR...WHERE
ONE THIRD OF THE TOWN WAS DESTROYED.  THE SECOND F4
TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH NORTHERN ROGERS COUNTY.IT KILLED
4 AND INJURED 12 OVER A PATH 15 MILES LONG AND AROUND 200
YARDS WIDE.

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