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Weather prompts cancellations

February 12, 2008|By DAN DEARTH

HAGERSTOWN -- Tuesday's snowfall prompted officials to cancel several scheduled events, including the Hagerstown City Council work session and the Waynesboro (Pa.) Area School Board meeting.

On the primary election front, the hours at polls were extended 90 minutes in Washington County because of icy road conditions.

Ken Reeves, an AccuWeather meteorologist, said the weather is expected to improve by Thursday, when temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees. The warmer weather will cause snow that accumulated Tuesday to begin melting, he said.

Temperatures will continue to rise into the mid-40s Friday, he said.

The high temperature today should peak at 35 degrees, with a mixture of snow and rain, Reeves said. The low will dip to about 22 degrees.

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According to www.i4weather.net, a Web site that is maintained by local weather observer Greg Keefer, 2.2 inches of snow accumulated as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The high temperature Tuesday was 23.2 degrees, and the low was 16.7 degrees.

The average temperature for this time of year is about 32 degrees.

In Hagerstown, the record low temperature on this day was set in 1899 at minus 20 degrees, according to www.i4weather.net. The record high of 65 degrees was set in 1949.

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