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Cold breaks record set in 1960

March 09, 2007|by TARA REILLY

A Hagerstown weather observer reported that Thursday morning's low temperature hit minus 3 degrees, breaking a record set in 1960.

Greg Keefer reported on his site, i4weather.net, the temperature dropped to minus 3 degrees at 6:16 a.m. The record low for March 8 had been 2 degrees, according to the site.

The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., and AccuWeather said they didn't have the information to track temperature records for Hagerstown.

AccuWeather reported a low of 8 degrees, while Calvin Meadows, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in Sterling, said the low temperature was 11 degrees.

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Meadows said he expects temperatures to rise this weekend.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 40 degrees today and temperatures in the 50s for the next several days beginning Saturday.

"I don't know how long that's going to last," Meadows said.

The average daily high temperatures for the area this time of the year are in the low to mid-50s, Meadows said.

By Yvette May/Staff Photographer

Victoria Windmiller of Shepherdstown, W.Va., takes a cold crisp run at Antietam National Battlefield on Thursday afternoon.

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