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Hagerstown could see a couple of inches of snow today

December 05, 2007|By HEATHER KEELS

HAGERSTOWN - It won't be a major storm, but today's predicted snowfall could result in an inch or two of accumulation in the Hagerstown area by day's end, AccuWeather meteorologist Jon Pacheco said.

The snow is predicted to begin at about 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day, Pacheco said.

Higher elevations in West Virginia and Western Maryland could see 3 to 6 inches of snow, he said.

In Hagerstown, the city's snow plows are assembled and prepared for what would be the first recordable snowfall of the season, Public Works Director Eric Deike said.

He said the city would do what was necessary to keep the roads clear, but he didn't want to use salt if it wasn't needed due to rising prices.

"We're going to play it by ear," Deike said. "It doesn't look like it's going to be anything major."

The weak, fast-moving storm should move out of the region by tonight, leaving us with dry, cold weather overnight, Pacheco said.

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Thursday's high will be about 34, followed by more seasonable highs in the upper 30s and early 40s Friday and Saturday, so the snow should melt by the weekend, he said.

Accumulation could vary, but Pacheco said he felt the snow was a sure thing.

"We're pretty confident on this one," he said.

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