TRI-STATE - On winter's last full day, 7-year-old Cameron Byrd went looking for a fish.
"I want the gold one," he said as he peered into the pond at City Park.
Bountiful sunshine bathed the area Sunday, as chilly temperatures ushered out winter. Spring starts at 1:26 p.m today, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.
The Byrd family of Martinsburg, W.Va. said they brought three loaves of bread to feed the fish and ducks.
Tina Byrd, Cameron's mother, said she was a little disappointed by this winter's mild weather.
"We wanted snow, especially the kids. Well, even the adults. We wanted to go sled riding," Byrd said.
According to i4weather.net, a Web site maintained by local weather observer Greg Keefer, 14.4 inches of snow has fallen in the Hagerstown area since the start of November. Last year, 18.6 inches fell during January and February alone, while in the winter of 2003-04, 37.2 inches of snow fell.