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This winter ranks as sixth warmest on the record

March 23, 2012

Even though the transition from winter to spring was hardly noticeable this year, this past winter doesn’t rank as among the warmest in Hagerstown when it comes to average temperature.

With an average temperature of 37.4 degrees, the 2011-12 winter was the sixth warmest on record for Hagerstown, according to local weather observer Greg Keefer’s website at i4weather.net. Keefer’s records date to 1898.

The warmest winter on record was 1931-32 when the average temperature was 40.2 degrees, according to i4weather.net.

This past winter ranks fifth, so far, on the list of winters with the least amount of snow, according to an email from Greg Keefer. For the purposes of ranking snowfalls, Keefer included months beyond the traditional winter months.

So far, this season’s total snowfall is 9.4 inches, including 3.7 inches of snow on Oct. 29, 2011. That day’s snow set records for the most October snow from a single storm and the most snow in October, according to Keefer’s website.

Spring officially began Tuesday.

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— Julie E. Greene

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