Heat, dry conditions problematic for some

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Posted: September 13, 2013

The Winchester Star

ABOVE: With a little green still showing on the stalks, corn dries in the 91-degree heat Thursday on Laurel Grove Road in Frederick County. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
RIGHT: Dry, cracked soil crumples underfoot off Marlboro Road in Stephens City Thursday.

WINCHESTER — Local farmers, orchardists and gardeners spent Thursday watching the skies, hoping an approaching cold front would spark thunderstorms as it hit high humidity and heat over the Valley.

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