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Tornado warning issued briefly

June 24, 1998

A tornado warning was issued for southern Fulton County, Pa., just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, but was lifted about 45 minutes later.

No tornado materialized, although a thunderstorm moved through the area. There were no reports of damage, according to Troy Truax, emergency management agency coordinator for the county.

The National Weather Service in State College, Pa., issued the warning at 4:49 p.m., stating that a tornado was expected to approach Barnes Gap and move east at 10 mph on a track just north of the Pennsylvania and Maryland line west of Warfordsburg, Pa.

Strong thunderstorms swept through the Tri-State area starting at about 5 p.m. but there were no reports of damage or power outages, emergency personnel said.

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The hot and humid weather the last four days has churned up numerous thunderstorms.

Temperatures climbed to 90 degrees in Washington County over the weekend and reached into the mid- and upper 80s on Monday and Tuesday, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer.

It may hit 90 degrees today under mostly sunny skies, though it won't be quite as humid, according to a National Weather Service forecast.

It will remain hot into Thursday with temperatures expected to reach the low 90s.

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