The climate of West Virginia (United
States of America)
The state of West Virginia is located in the northeastern part of the
United States of America. Because a part of the state is located in
the Appalachians the state is also known as ‘Mountain State’. The
eastern and southern parts of West Virginia have a mountainous
landscape. Further to the (north)west it changes into a more hilly
landscape. West Virginia has a warm continental climate with four
distinct seasons. Winters are fairly cool. In December, January and
February subzero temperatures during the night are not uncommon.
Spring is from March till May. Summer lasts for four months, during
the summer fairly high maximum temperatures can be recorded. During
fall, which is in October and November both temperatures and the
number of rainy days decrease. Fall is the driest season in West
Climate information of places in West Virginia
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout West Virginia several climate figures and temperatures can
be recorded. The figures below are for Charleston and cannot be seen
as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in West Virginia please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Charleston. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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