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Record Report

Statement as of 1:59 AM CDT on May 27, 2016


... Record rainfall at Salina for may 26th...

The total rainfall on may 26th at the Salina Airport was 1.85 inches
which surpasses the previous record of 1.54 inches of rain which
occurred in 1990.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on May 27, 2016


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

In 1892, an F4 tornado with a track 55 miles long and
nearly one half mile wide tore through Barber, Harper and
Sumner counties. The tornado killed 17, injured 100, and
caused around $300,000 damage.Hardest hit was
Wellington, where 12 people were killed and around 100
homes and 30 businesses were destroyed. In 1997, a
violent F5 tornado tore through Jarrell Texas.Located
38 miles north of Austin, Jarrell was devastated by the
massive 3/4 mile wide multi-vortex tornado that had a
track only 5 miles long. Many homes and businesses were
leveled with several swept from their foundations. There
were 27 deaths and 12 injuries. It was by far the most
violent of an outbreak of 20 tornadoes that tore through
central Texas that afternoon and evening. It would be
the last F5 tornado to occur in the Lone Star state
before the Enhanced Fujita scale was implemented on
February 1st, 2007.

&&

In 1896, an outbreak of 10 strong and violent tornadoes
tore through the mid Mississippi Valley in Missouri and
Illinois. The deadliest was a violent F4 that tore
through St. Louis. Beginning 6 miles west of downtown,
the vortex had a track 12 miles long and one half mile
wide. Killing 255, injuring 1,000, and causing $10
million damage, it was the deadliest tornado on record at
the time and is the 3rd deadliest to this day.Of the
255 fatalities, 137 were in St. Louis. A few houses
vanished. The 36 acre Lafayette Park was turned into a
wasteland of stripped trees and stumps. On the east end
of the Eads bridge in St. Louis, a 2 inch by 10 inch
plank was driven through a wrought Iron plate five
sixteenths of an inch thick!


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