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System leaves nearly 2 inches of rain in Tri-State

August 15, 2011|By DAVE McMILLION |
  • Donald Tiffany is reflected in a puddle of water as he fishes Monday in the lake at Pangborn Park.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

The system left varied amounts of precipitation across the region and gave Hagerstown 1.04 inches of rain, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer said Monday afternoon on his website at

At the Hagerstown Regional Airport north of town, 1.7 inches of rain fell over a two-day period, said Jared Klein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va.

In Shepherdstown, W.Va., 1.87 inches of rain fell between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday, Klein said.

In the Franklin County, Pa., area, most of the rain was southwest of Chambersburg, Pa., said Paul Head, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, Pa.

In Greencastle, Pa., the storm system dropped 1.69 inches of rain, Head said. The Breezewood, Pa., area also was hit with heavy rain, he said.

The system should start moving off the coast today, although "pop-up" storms could still occur during the day, Klein said.

Garretts Mill Road and Brownsville Road at Kaetzel Road in southern Washington County were closed Sunday night due to storm debris after rain moved through, a 911 dispatcher said. The roads had been cleared by Monday morning, a dispatcher said.

More than 1,000 people were left without power in Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, the Waynesboro, Pa., area, and Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia after the storms, according to Allegheny Power's outage-management system.

By Monday night, only two people were without power in Berkeley County, W.Va., and one person did not have power in Morgan County, W.Va.

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