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First Measurable Snow of Season Falls in Russell

Russell Snow 1 11-22-19More than five inches of snow fell in the Russell area on Friday, November 22, marking the first measurable snowfall of the 2019-2020 winter season.

The National Weather Service Office in Wichita had forecasted around one inch during the morning hours on Friday. But the storm system ended being stronger than expected and dropped five to seven inches of snowfall along and north of Interstate 70 from Russell to WaKeeney.

Russell Snow 2 11-22-19Several accidents were reported on I-70 and other highways in central and northern Kansas.

Roads are expected to improve fairly rapidly as temperatures rise back into the 50s on Saturday and Sunday.

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