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Chilly temps in store today, Friday

November 17, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

When some Washington County residents left for work Wednesday about 8 a.m., the temperature was 67 degrees. Four hours later, temperatures fell about 11 degrees.

From 5 to 6 p.m., when many people were on their way home from work, temperatures had dropped to 47 degrees, according to Accuweather meteorologist John Dlugoenski.

Dlugoenski said Wednesday's cold front was just a small taste of what the area will experience in the next two days, when temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s - the coldest weather of the season.

Wind gusts Wednesday reached as high as 35 mph, and about a quarter-inch of rain was recorded in the area, Dlugoenski said. The worst of the wind and rain stopped by 7 p.m.

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"It's really not as strong or as bad as people expected," Dlugoenski said.

A Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said no fallen branches or downed power lines had been reported by 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Today's high temperature is expected to be 42 degrees, Dlugoenski said. The low is expected to be 23 degrees, he said.

"This will be the first real shot of cold air that we've seen this fall," he said. "And it's just going to stay cold and dry through the weekend."

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