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Storm brings high winds, hail to Carroll, downing some trees and power lines

Maryland State Police

High winds, rain and hail made its way through Carroll County on Saturday afternoon.

In a winter that has featured mild weather, the Presidents Day holiday weekend is going to be full of mild temperatures.

Mike Muccilli, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office for Baltimore and Washington, said they had a wind gust hit 51 miles per hour during Saturday's storm. Muccilli also said there was report of quarter-sized hail in Reese.

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Storms brought minor damage around the county, according to a Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

"We did have trees down earlier," he said.

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By about 4:30 p.m., Main said, it appeared that all county roads had been cleared. Main said there were also some downed Verizon phone lines.

According to National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Lasorsa, February 18 and 19 both had a high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sgt. McGee, with the Maryland State Police, confirmed they also had calls for trees down, but hadn't heard of any major damage from hail or any fires from lines coming down.

At about 4:40 p.m., Muccilli said the storm had made its way through Carroll and had made its way out to the Chesapeake Bay area. Carroll countians can expect some wind as cooler air moves in, he added.

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