By JENNYLYNN BROWN
Had it been three degrees cooler, Thursday's high temperature would have set a July record.
The high in Hagerstown was 65 degrees Fahrenheit at 4:55 p.m., and Thursday's low was 62 degrees at 4:52 a.m.
"A rare, almost unheard of event. It's the second time in the last 100 years that it's been this cold in July," said Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer.
The coolest date for this month was July 13, 1990, when the high temperature reached only 63 degrees.
The rain that fell Thursday was not a remnant of tropical storm Danny, Keefer said.
"This is a cold front from the north, and it's been so cloudy and rainy the last couple of days - that has held the temperature down," he said.