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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 13, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Kory Harp's friends surprised him with a party Sunday afternoon at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport. It was his 16th birthday. A bigger surprise to those with outdoor plans Sunday was the light rain that fell throughout the day after two days of warm, sunny weather in the Tri-State area. "We were hoping it would be nicer," Kory said. He and his friends spent the day outside at the park, playing Wiffle ball and hitting a piata. "We're outdoors people," said Travis Rhoton, 15, of Williamsport.
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By KAREN HANNA | February 9, 2006
HAGERSTOWN karenh@herald-mail.com The shirt sleeves and flower blooms were out of season, but in tune with the temperature. January was one of the warmest on record, according to a local weather observer, AccuWeather and the National Weather Service. For January, normally "the king of winter," temperatures were extremely mild, AccuWeather expert senior meteorologist Dave Dombeck said. "I don't have any specific records for Hagerstown, but there were tons of records broken from the plains states to the East Coast," Dombeck said.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 13, 2006
erinc@herald-mail.com When the cost of fuel rose last year, Randy Baer said customers flooded his garden center, eager to buy wood for recently purchased wood stoves. But for the past 10 days, Baer said, warmer temperatures have customers of Baer's Garden Center in Shippensburg, Pa., believing that winter is over. Customers who were ordering at least one cord of wood a few months ago now are ordering half that amount. "I know winter's not over," Baer said. "People are going to run themselves out of wood.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | December 14, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY erinc@herald-mail.com A storm heading toward Washington County is expected to bring up to 3 inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice Thursday, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lasorsa. Lasorsa said it should begin snowing between 8 and 10 a.m. Thursday. The snow might be mixed with some sleet, and by 1 p.m. the snowy mixture should have turned to freezing rain, which will continue to fall through early Friday, he said. The warmest temperatures expected Thursday will be just above freezing, Lasorsa said.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | December 9, 2005
erinc@herald-mail.com A few of Washington County's Highway Department workers were standing by earlier this week waiting to plow snow that never fell. On Thursday night, 64 department employees were prepared to work 12-hour shifts to clear snow that Director Ted Wolford believed was a "sure thing. " As much as 6 inches of snow was expected to fall Thursday night into this morning. "We have (road crews) in and ready to go once it starts snowing," Wolford said Thursday about 8 p.m. Snow began falling in Hagerstown about 10 p.m., and the county's snow emergency plan went into effect at 10:30 p.m. Accuweather meteorologist Chuck Caracozza expected 3 to 6 inches of light, fluffy snow to have blanketed the area by about 7 a.m. today.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 8, 2005
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Significant snow will fall here starting tonight. That's also what AccuWeather predicted Sunday: As much as 3 inches of powdery snow would hit Washington County either Monday night or Tuesday morning. Instead, the area received trace amounts of snow, which did not accumulate. AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lasorsa said Tuesday that the storm moved farther south than expected and the air was too dry. This time, AccuWeather is calling for 3 to 6 inches overnight.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | December 5, 2005
Washington County residents should expect as much as 3 inches of snow sometime tonight or Tuesday morning, Accuweather meteorologist John Gresiak said Sunday. The county has recorded only trace amounts of snow and ice this year, making this expected storm the area's first. Gresiak said between 1 and 3 inches of snow could fall, but those amounts could change depending on the track of the storm. "The snow will tend to be a little more powdery and fluffy," he said. The storm will be followed by a period of cold temperatures, Gresiak said.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 17, 2005
When some Washington County residents left for work Wednesday about 8 a.m., the temperature was 67 degrees. Four hours later, temperatures fell about 11 degrees. From 5 to 6 p.m., when many people were on their way home from work, temperatures had dropped to 47 degrees, according to Accuweather meteorologist John Dlugoenski. Dlugoenski said Wednesday's cold front was just a small taste of what the area will experience in the next two days, when temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s - the coldest weather of the season.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 27, 2005
erinc@herald-mail.com The chilly air and light breeze Monday in Washington County was the area's first taste of fall weather. While it seemed more seasonable than the 80-degree days that have been common in the first weeks of September, the region's weather was indirectly affected by Hurricane Rita, Accuweather meteorologist Henry Margusity said. Moisture from the hurricane met with a cold front moving through the area and into Canada, causing light rain and wind gusts Monday, he said.
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by KAREN HANNA | July 26, 2005
HAGERSTOWN karenh@herald-mail.com After a few days of forecasts of temperatures pushing triple digits, cooler weather is in sight, AccuWeather meteorologist Jon Pacheco said Monday. "It does look like relief is in sight - that's the good news," Pacheco said. According to Pacheco, the bad news is thermometer-busting mercury levels are expected to stick around at least through Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory is set to expire at 8 tonight.
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