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Severe thunderstorm warning for Washington County is lifted

watch in effect until 10

June 01, 2011

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued, then lifted, Wednesday afternoon after a fast-moving storm swept through Washington County and West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

At 3:07 p.m., the National Weather Service had issued the warning for Washington County and the West Virginia counties of Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson.

NWS Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing hail the size of quarters and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, the weather service said.

The storm moved thorugh eastern Morgan County and reached Williamsport by 3:31 p.m., according to the weather service.

At 3:36 p.m., the NWS announced that the storm had "weakened below severe limits," and that the warning would expire at 3:45 p.m.

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Much of Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle remain under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Wednesday. A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania until 5 p.m., according to the NWS.

At least one event has been canceled because of the thunderstorm threat. The performance of the U.S. Navy Country Currents country-bluegrass band at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater scheduled for 6:30 p.m. has been called off, HCC announced.


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