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Storms drop heavy rain -- again


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

Storms rolling through northwest Kansas might have kept a few people awake last night.

But while the system produced constant lightning and thunder in the wee hours of the morning, it also dropped an abundance of rain -- again.

More than 4 inches was reported in portions of southwest Ellis County. According to CoCoRaHs, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, reports of 4.39 inches and 4.25 inches were given in the southwest quadrant of the county.

They were the largest reports of rain in the state, according to the website.

There were reports of 1.76 inches of rain just east of Hays, with most of the city seeing more than 1 inch from the storm.

Between Hays and Victoria, there were reports of 2.45 inches.

The heavier portion of rain stayed south of Interstate 70 once again, with multiple reports of more than 2 inches of rain in southwest Russell County.

The storm system also brought small hail, with reports by the Storm Prediction Center of 1.5-inch hail falling 5 miles southwest of Ellis.

Graham County had reports of 1-inch hail 2 miles northwest of Penokee.

The center also reported a 60-mph wind gust 2 miles southeast of Wallace in Wallace County.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 80s today, then reach near 100 Friday.

There is a chance of storms Friday night through Tuesday night, with highs in the upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.