Oklahoma/southern Kansas tornado outbreak of May 3, 1999
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Oklahoma/southern Kansas tornado outbreak of May 3, 1999
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    "On May 3, 1999, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in history struck west-central Oklahoma and southern Kansas, killing48 people, leaving thousands homeless and resulting in over $1 billion in property damage. Due to the magnitude of this event, the National Weather Service (NWS) conducted a Service Assessment to examine the effectiveness of NWS warnings and other services in minimizing loss of life and injuries. Service Assessments are critical to the ongoing efforts of the NWS to improve the quality and timeliness of our warning services. Successful procedures are highlighted and shared with other offices; shortcomings are identified and resolved. This review process ensures that NWS forecast techniques, products and services will continue to evolve and improve"--Preface.
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