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Tri-State residents enjoy brief break from winter weather

February 18, 2011
  • Alyssa Litwin, right, shed her shoes and rolled up her jeans to take in Thursday's warm temperatures with Andrew Ford, left, Gillian Maxwell and Chad Cummings in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

TRI-STATE — A year ago at this time, Tri-State area residents were still digging out from storms that dropped nearly four feet of snow on the ground during Feburary.

On Thursday, people were outside soaking in the sun, as temperatures hovered around the 70-degree mark.

According to AccuWeather, the high in Hagerstown reached 69 degrees Thursday, one degree short of the record for that date, set in 1976.

The highest reported temperatures in the area were 72 in Frederick, Md., 71 in Martinsburg, W.Va., and 70 in Boonsboro and Willilamsport, according to AccuWeather.

Friday's forecast calls for more of the same. AccuWeather is predicting a high of 69 in Hagerstown, with partly cloudy skies.

Cooler weather is expected to return over the weekend, with highs around the 50-degree mark Saturday and Sunday. By early next week, it will seem like winter again, with a chance of light snow Monday and Tuesday, forecasters say.

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The Herald-Mail's weather page: http://www.herald-mail.com/weather/

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