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Hail, then Light Snow for Russell Area

Hail Storm on April 17 2013Old man winter is not quite ready to go away.

For the second-straight week, a late-season winter storm is hitting Kansas with severe thunderstorms and snow.

On Wednesday afternoon around 2:30pm, a thunderstorm produced heavy rain and copious amounts of hail just east of Russell.  Several accidents were reported on Interstate 70 near the 189th and Pioneer Exit.  Cookie Prosser emailed pictures of the hail at her residence.

Hail Storm on April 17 2013 Hail Storm on April 17 2013

The rain switched to light snow Wednesday night and left a dusting by Thursday morning.  

Wamer weather is in store for the weekend for the Russell area.  Highs in the 60s are expected on Saturday and Sunday. 

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