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Hail hits area, I-80 shuts down in wacky weather week


John Verser

Hail litters a portion of East 2nd Street in Kimball early last Wednesday evening. Winds blew up to 50 miles per hour at that time.

Kimball County received more rain in the last week than it had all the previous weeks of the year combined and saw westbound Interstate 80 closed for a couple hours last Friday night.

Although no official records are kept for Kimball, Rob Cox of the National Weather Service in Cheyenne reported that the area received just over 2 inches of rain last week.

Cox said that Cheyenne is about normal in terms of overall precipitation for this time of the year, while Sidney is about 2 inches above normal.

The National Weather Service received reports of one inch of hail in Kimball last Wednesday, Ap...

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