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Average Weather in Barboursville West Virginia, United States

In Barboursville, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are short and very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 86°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 93°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Barboursville for warm-weather activities is from late July to late September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 24 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 86°F and low of 67°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 2 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 27°F and high of 43°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in BarboursvillehotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2943°FJan 2943°FJul 2086°FJul 2086°F27°F27°F67°F67°FMay 2477°FMay 2477°FSep 1977°FSep 1977°FDec 252°FDec 252°F57°F57°F58°F58°F36°F36°F33°F33°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in BarboursvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarm
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.

Albignasego, Italy (4,586 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Barboursville (view comparison).

Clouds

In Barboursville, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Barboursville begins around June 9 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around November 11. On August 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 11 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around June 9. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in BarboursvilleclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2769%Aug 2769%Jan 1137%Jan 1137%Jun 953%Jun 953%Nov 1153%Nov 1153%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Barboursville varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from March 5 to August 20, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on May 28.

The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from August 20 to March 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on October 20.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 41% on May 28.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BarboursvillewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 2841%May 2841%Oct 2023%Oct 2023%Jan 124%Jan 124%Mar 532%Mar 532%Aug 2032%Aug 2032%NowNowrainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Barboursville experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Barboursville. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 17, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.

The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in BarboursvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 inMay 173.7 inMay 173.7 inJan 162.0 inJan 162.0 inJul 123.5 inJul 123.5 inDec 12.9 inDec 12.9 inSep 102.4 inSep 102.4 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Barboursville experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from December 15 to March 15, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 27, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 15 to December 15. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in BarboursvillesnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inJan 270.3 inJan 270.3 inJul 190.0 inJul 190.0 inDec 150.1 inDec 150.1 inMar 150.1 inMar 150.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Barboursville varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 29 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in BarboursvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 51 minJun 2014 hr, 51 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 29 minDec 219 hr, 29 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:04 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 57 minutes later at 8:01 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 49 minutes later at 8:57 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Barboursville during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in BarboursvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 136:04 AMJun 136:04 AM8:57 PMJun 288:57 PMJun 28Dec 65:08 PMDec 65:08 PM8:01 AMNov 68:01 AMNov 6Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTDSTNov 7DSTNov 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Barboursville experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from May 26 to September 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 16% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 27, with muggy conditions 66% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in BarboursvillemuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 120%Dec 120%Jul 2766%Jul 2766%May 2616%May 2616%Sep 2116%Sep 2116%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggydrydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Barboursville experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 11 to May 1, with average wind speeds of more than 4.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from May 1 to November 11. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in BarboursvillewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mphFeb 255.5 mphFeb 255.5 mphAug 42.9 mphAug 42.9 mphNov 114.2 mphNov 114.2 mphMay 14.2 mphMay 14.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Barboursville varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from April 28 to June 23 and for 3.8 months, from August 17 to December 10, with a peak percentage of 40% on November 18. The wind is most often from the west for 1.8 months, from June 23 to August 17 and for 4.6 months, from December 10 to April 28, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 13.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in BarboursvilleWSWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Barboursville throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Barboursville for general outdoor tourist activities is from late July to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Barboursvillebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.66.60.40.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Barboursville for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Barboursvillebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.85.80.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

The growing season in Barboursville typically lasts for 6.5 months (199 days), from around April 10 to around October 26, rarely starting before March 24 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 7 or after November 13.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Barboursvillegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1050%Apr 1050%Oct 2650%Oct 2690%Apr 2990%Apr 2990%Oct 790%Oct 710%Mar 2410%Mar 2410%Nov 1310%Nov 130%Dec 200%Dec 20Jul 28100%Jul 28100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcomfortablewarmhotcoldcoolfrigid
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Barboursville should appear around March 9, only rarely appearing before February 19 or after March 27.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in BarboursvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°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°FMar 987°FMar 987°FMay 30900°FMay 30900°FJul 91,800°FJul 91,800°FDec 314,068°FDec 314,068°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from April 28 to September 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 8 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 1.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in BarboursvillebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 26.7 kWhJul 26.7 kWhDec 251.9 kWhDec 251.9 kWhApr 285.7 kWhApr 285.7 kWhSep 35.7 kWhSep 35.7 kWhFeb 122.8 kWhFeb 122.8 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Barboursville are 38.410 deg latitude, -82.295 deg longitude, and 574 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Barboursville contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 427 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 648 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (643 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,837 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Barboursville is covered by trees (51%) and artificial surfaces (45%), within 10 miles by trees (86%), and within 50 miles by trees (87%).

Data Sources

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

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Barboursville.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Barboursville according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Barboursville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Barboursville and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tri-State Airport (66%, 23 kilometers, west); Mason County Airport (18%, 59 kilometers, north); and Yeager Airport (16%, 62 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.