Climate and Average Weather Year Round in West Virginia United States

We show the climate in West Virginia by comparing the average weather in 2 representative places: Charleston and Wheeling.

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Charleston
West Virginia, United States
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West Virginia, United States
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Average High and Low Temperature in West Virginia

Average High and Low Temperature in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F67278543238337NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 44°F48°F58°F69°F76°F82°F85°F84°F78°F67°F57°F48°F
Wheeling 38°F41°F52°F63°F72°F79°F83°F81°F75°F64°F53°F42°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 28°F30°F37°F46°F54°F63°F66°F65°F58°F47°F38°F32°F
Wheeling 24°F26°F34°F44°F53°F61°F65°F63°F56°F46°F37°F29°F

Charleston

Average Hourly Temperature in CharlestonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing

Wheeling

Average Hourly Temperature in WheelingJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in West Virginia

Chance of Clearer Skies in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%683532NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 36%38%44%49%50%54%59%66%67%60%50%39%
Wheeling 33%36%43%47%48%54%61%65%65%58%47%36%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in West Virginia

Daily Chance of Precipitation in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%432420NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 7.8d8.1d10.3d10.7d12.6d12.7d12.7d10.6d8.3d7.9d7.8d8.3d
Wheeling 6.5d6.5d9.3d10.0d11.6d11.9d11.7d9.9d8.1d8.0d7.9d7.9d

Average Monthly Rainfall in West Virginia

Average Monthly Rainfall in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 in3.82.03.41.7NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 2.0″2.4″2.9″3.2″3.8″3.5″3.7″3.0″2.6″2.5″2.8″2.6″
Wheeling 1.7″1.7″2.4″2.8″3.3″3.4″3.1″2.7″2.5″2.4″2.5″2.3″

Average Monthly Snowfall in West Virginia

Average Monthly Snowfall in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in2.52.8NowNowWheelingWheeling
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 2.3″2.2″1.1″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″1.0″
Wheeling 2.6″2.8″1.6″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″1.5″

Hours of Daylight in West Virginia

Hours of Daylight in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.89.5NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 9.9h10.8h12.0h13.3h14.3h14.8h14.5h13.6h12.4h11.1h10.1h9.5h
Wheeling 9.7h10.7h12.0h13.3h14.4h15.0h14.7h13.7h12.4h11.1h9.9h9.4h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in West Virginia

Chance of Muggy Conditions in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%6645NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d3.0d11.7d19.4d16.9d6.9d0.7d0.0d0.0d
Wheeling 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d1.8d8.1d13.4d11.2d4.5d0.4d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in West Virginia

Average Wind Speed in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph5.83.06.2NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 5.55.75.54.83.93.33.13.03.43.94.54.9
Wheeling 6.06.15.85.14.13.63.33.23.64.24.75.3

Tourism Score in West Virginia

Tourism Score in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.60.4NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in West Virginia

Beach/Pool Score in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.6NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in West Virginia

Growing Season in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in West Virginia

Growing Degree Days in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FNowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in West Virginia

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in West VirginiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.71.91.6NowNowCharlestonCharlestonWheelingWheeling
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charleston 2.13.04.25.46.16.66.66.25.23.82.61.9
Wheeling 1.92.74.05.36.16.76.66.15.03.62.31.7

This report illustrates the typical weather for Charleston and Wheeling year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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