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Snowfall totals reach 10 inches

December 07, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

True to the weatherman's word, the snow tapered off Saturday morning.

The Tri-State area was left with up to 10 inches of snow and ice after the double whammy when a nor'easter in the making followed a weaker storm system through the area.

Washington County's forecast didn't call for more precipitation until Wednesday and that would be rain, said Trina Heiser with the National Weather Service.

The wind chill overnight was expected to be from 5 below zero to 5 above, Heiser said.

Emmitsburg, Md., received 6 inches of snow Saturday, resulting in 10 inches on the ground, weather observer Lucille Beale said.

Clear Spring had 9 inches of snow and ice after 4 inches of snow fell Saturday, weather observer Pat McCusker said.

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There were 9 inches of snow and ice on the ground at the water treatment plant near Williamsport, according to the crew on duty Saturday night.

Hagerstown received .13 inches of snow Saturday to leave 8.2 inches of snow and ice on the ground, according to weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site at i4weather.net.

Smithsburg weather observer Jim Vaughn reported 9.3 inches of snow and ice on the ground after 1.5 inches of snow fell Saturday. He said he arrived home from work Saturday to find a 41-inch snow drift in his driveway.

Weather observer Jerry Ashway said Chambersburg, Pa., didn't get any snow Saturday. The total snowfall was 7.5 inches.

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