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Book Reviews Year of the Storms: The Destructive Kansas through the same area a few hours later. The storm is Weather of 1990. Howard Inglish, Ed., 1990,120 also identified as a "wind shear storm," but all severe pp., $12.95, paperbound. Hearth Publishing. ISBN thunderstorms involve wind shear, so there' s not much 0-9627-947-0-8. help in that description either. So much for minor meteorological fussing. The book is attractive, and well prepared and put This book chronicles a tumultuous year in Kansas together. A nonresident of Kansas, however, may weather; a year in which the state was ravaged by have difficulty getting oriented using the small—not over 100 tornadoes, including an F5 (Fujita-scale) much biggerthan two postage stamps—regional maps monster that was one the most intense ever ob- that accompany many of the chapters and show the served. Kansas officials estimate that the damage tracks of various twisters and storms. There is, buried from all of 1990's storms exceeded $150 million. deep inside the book, a beautiful and useful full-page, The book is composed largely of eyewitness ac- five-color map of all the major tornadoes and storms. counts that focus on five different tornado outbreaks At least for non-Jayhawkers, it woul d http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-72.10.1553
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Year of the Storms: The Destructive Kansas through the same area a few hours later. The storm is Weather of 1990. Howard Inglish, Ed., 1990,120 also identified as a "wind shear storm," but all severe pp., $12.95, paperbound. Hearth Publishing. ISBN thunderstorms involve wind shear, so there' s not much 0-9627-947-0-8. help in that description either. So much for minor meteorological fussing. The book is attractive, and well prepared and put This book chronicles a tumultuous year in Kansas together. A nonresident of Kansas, however, may weather; a year in which the state was ravaged by have difficulty getting oriented using the small—not over 100 tornadoes, including an F5 (Fujita-scale) much biggerthan two postage stamps—regional maps monster that was one the most intense ever ob- that accompany many of the chapters and show the served. Kansas officials estimate that the damage tracks of various twisters and storms. There is, buried from all of 1990's storms exceeded $150 million. deep inside the book, a beautiful and useful full-page, The book is composed largely of eyewitness ac- five-color map of all the major tornadoes and storms. counts that focus on five different tornado outbreaks At least for non-Jayhawkers, it woul d

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Oct 1, 1991

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