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Severe weather system misses Hagerstown area

February 08, 2013|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — A weather system that was expected to produce up to an inch of snow and a few hundredths of an inch of ice Friday morning missed the Hagerstown area.

No measurable precipitation had fallen in Hagerstown as of 10 a.m., according to local weather observer Greg Keefer's website, i4weather.net.

Tri-State area schools opened on time, with the execption of Heritage Academy west of Hagerstown, and Jefferson County (W.Va.) schools, which were on two-hour delay.

A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service was no longer in effect in Washington County by 9:40 a.m. Friday.

According to the forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/, the low Friday morning is expected to be 31 degrees.

HMTV 6 Meteorologist Brittany Beggs posted on her weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ Thursday morning that two systems could affect Washington County on Friday with the first one moving up the Eastern Shore and affecting the area early in the morning, and another system coming from the Ohio Valley bringing in colder air and affecting the region later in the day.

On Thursday afternoon National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Witt said “the first round of precipitation will be leaving us probably in the afternoon (Friday), and we may still see some snow in the evening, but we have no measurements for that yet.”

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