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John Jones, of Manchester, and his daughters Abigail and Ella took turns Sunday sledding down the hills of Cape Horn Park in Hampstead.

"It was too cold yesterday to really enjoy it," Jones said as the trio trekked up a hill.

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Between 7 and 10 inches of snow fell Saturday on Carroll County, but the high temperature only reached the upper 20s, according to Accuweather meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.

"The snow was not completely unexpected," said Keith Krichinsky, an adviser for Foot's Forecast, an online weather service run by a conglomeration of meteorologists. "People have become complacent by storms that have under performed."

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As Jones alluded to, Sunday was relatively warm compared to Saturday, which was officially confirmed by National Weather Service's meteorologist Greg Schoor. Schoor said, however, he expected the temperature will drop back into the upper teens after sunset Sunday and refreeze the melted snow. Schoor said to expect a dry, cold northwest wind today.

"It will not be quite as cold as last week," he said, adding, "There may be a few flurries, but it should remain pretty dry."

Kevin Day and his wife Kelly also took their children, John and Sarah, and their dog, Nicky, out to enjoy the snow Sunday at Cape Horn Park. The family raced each other down the hills, each trying to outdo the other's distance.

"I put the snow chains on the van for the first time," Day said.

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David Buck, of the State Highway Administration, said Sunday the state's roads were in excellent shape. Buck said SHA crews were out continuing to cleanup, clearing out storm drains and preparing for Monday.

"We will bring some folks in over night to respond to any icy spots," Buck said.

Reach staff writer Michel Elben at 410-857-7873 or michel.elben@carrollcountytimes.com.

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