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Tuesday night's rainfall amounts vary widely around Wichita

The thunderstorms that moved through the region Tuesday night dumped heavy rain in isolated spots, leading to widely contrasting totals in locations not far at all from each other.

Officially, only .18 fell at the recording station next to Mid-Continent Airport in west Wichita. And rainfall totals around the city were generally less than a half-inch. But more than an inch fell 7 miles northeast of Wichita and .74 of an inch fell just north of Park City.

Heavy rain fell in eastern Butler County, and more than an inch fell southeast of Rose Hill. A reporting site one mile outside Augusta reported .75 of an inch.

Reno County, meanwhile, reported 1.2 inches about 6 miles southeast of Partridge and .79 of an inch 7 miles southeast of Pretty Prairie.

More than 2 inches fell next to Stafford and north of Dodge City.

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