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Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:45 AM CST on February 01, 2015

...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 8 am this morning to 6 PM CST this evening...

* timing...strong north to northwest winds will develop west of the Kansas Turnpike shortly after dawn...and further east across the rest of the advisory area by mid-morning. The strong winds will continue through the afternoon.

* Winds...will be sustained at 25 to 30 mph with occasional gusts to around 45 mph.

* Impacts...include difficult travel for high profile vehicles due to the sudden and strong wind gusts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph and/or wind gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:00 am CST on February 1, 2015

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

In 2011...a wild winter became even more so...when a monstrous winter storm of "mega disasters" material went on a 5 day rampage from New Mexico and North Texas...to New England and Nova Scotia. The colossal cyclone produced nearly every type of severe weather...from blizzards and ice storms...to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Most of these areas received 1 to 2 feet of snow. 30 to 40 mph winds...that occasionally gusted to around 60 mph...produced a blizzard from Oklahoma and southeast Kansas...across the mid-Mississippi Valley...to New York and Massachusetts. Greatly amplifying the situation was that...prior to the cyclone's arrival...many areas were ravaged by an ice storm that produced around 1 inch of glaze from the Midwest to New England. The winter weather was so violent...that thunderstorms produced heavy snow over several areas...including Dallas and Chicago. In all...24 people were killed...and damage was expected to reach $3.9 billion. Some of the damage resulted from roofs that collapsed from the heavy ice and snow.In 1951...the worst ice storm in United States history wreaked havoc from Texas to Pennsylvania. The glaze was a phenomenal 4 inches thick. The storm caused 25 deaths...500 serious injuries...and $100 million damage.

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In 1977...the great Buffalo blizzard of 1977 finally abated. Lasting over a 5 day period from January 28th to February 1st...the colossal event whipped snow into a frenzy with 45 to 70 mph gusts that tore through the area each day. From January 1st to the 27th...Buffalo had measured 59 inches of snow...which had brought the 3 month total from November 1st to January 27th to a phenomenal 151 inches! On the morning of the 27th...the snow depth at Buffalo Airport was 33 inches. Then the blizzard hit. The storm produced around 1 foot of snow...but the incredibly high winds produced drifts around 30 feet and produced a whiteout lasting around 25 hours! Some homes in East Buffalo were completely buried. In all...29 people died and damage in Buffalo totaled nearly $222 million. After the "mega disasters" event ended...the ultimate in snow removal commenced when the snow was loaded into hundreds of Railroad Hopper cars and then transported to distant dump areas. In all...the blizzard caused an estimated $300 million damage.

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