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Flood warnings lifted

November 09, 1997

Flood warnings lifted

The rainfall total in Washington County came within a tenth of an inch Sunday of matching the previous record for November.

The county received .24 inches on Sunday, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's weather station. That brings the monthly total to 6.53 inches in just nine days.

The record, 6.54 inches, was set in 1972.

Area waterways, which had risen to dangerous levels with heavy rain over the weekend, had a chance to return to more normal levels on Sunday.

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The National Weather Service lifted its last flood warning - for Conococheague Creek in Fairview - on Sunday evening, meteorologist Brian Smith said. The other flood warnings were lifted earlier in the day, he said.

"The rivers are going down," he said.

An advisory against recreational use of the Potomac and major tributaries remains in effect through today.

Smith said county residents should get a break in the wet weather, with forecasts calling for dry conditions for the next several days. On Friday, however, he said more rain is expected.

It has rained the last three weekends.

This weekend, the rain caused a number of traffic accidents on Friday and Saturday, but officials reported a relatively quiet day on Sunday with no major accidents.

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