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Welcome Rains Fall in Russell

Severe WeatherA severe thunderstorm packing strong winds and small hail rushed through the area overnight Sunday into early Monday morning, dropping anywhere from 60-hundredths to over 3 inches of much needed rain around Russell County.

The KRSL Studios on the north side of Russell received 1.77 inches while the Russell Airport received 94-hundredths. Merl Ney reported to have received 3.10 inches on his farm nine miles south of Russell.

A complete list of all area rainfall totals can be found on our Rainfall Report webpage.

A confirmed wind gust of 72 mph from the storm was recorded by the Russell Airport. Also, Russell County Emergency Management Director Keith Haberer reported quarter-size hail in Russell that fell for about 12 minutes.

No serious damage to buildings or vehicles was reported.

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