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Recent rains bring rainfall level above 7 inches

September 29, 1999

A cold front passing over Western Maryland this week brought with it rain that helped push the rainfall total for September above 7 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va.

On Tuesday, .34 inches of rain fell. On Wednesday, gray skies and drizzle throughout the day gave way to heavy rain beginning around 6:30 p.m. By 9:30 p.m., .54 inches of rain had been recorded by Hagerstown Weather Observer Greg Keefer.

This month was the sixth wettest September on record since 1926 with more than 33.02 inches of rain, according to Keefer's Web site.

As of Wednesday evening, 7.39 inches had fallen in Hagerstown in September, almost as much as had fallen all summer.

In June 3 3/4 inches of rain fell, in July it was 1 1/4 inches and in August 2 1/2 inches came down, Keefer said.

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Forecasters predicted that raincoats and umbrellas could be left at home today and Friday, according to Tina Heiser of the National Weather Service.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 60s to 70s, she said.

Heiser said another cold front is expected to move over the area on Sunday bringing with it more rain.

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