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Cold front, storms brings Tri-State area a break from heat

June 11, 2008|By HEATHER KEELS

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Severe thunderstorms passed through Washington County on Tuesday afternoon and evening as a cold front moved across the region, bringing a break from the intense heat of the past few days, a National Weather Service meterologist said.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect in Washington County and Berkeley and Morgan counties in West Virginia from 6:37 p.m. until 7:15 p.m., meterologist Jared Klein said.

There were reports of hail damage and downed trees in the Baltimore/Washington area, Klein said.

Washington County Emergency Services dispatchers said the only weather-related call was a report of a power line down because of a lightning strike on Chestnut Grove Road near Dargan.

Before the storm hit, the temperature reached a high of 93.4 degrees in Hagerstown, according to weather station data from Greg Keefer's Web site at i4weather.net.

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Today should be dry and cooler than the past few days, Klein said.

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