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Charleston, West Virginia

Area Climate Information

Present/Past Climate Summaries

Daily Climate Summary - issued twice a day for five sites (Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Elkins, Parkersburg

NOTICE! As of August 16, 2005...each site is now listed in a seperate product. You can access each by clicking below:


Monthly Climate Summary - issued on the first of every month, contains a monthly summary for the above five sites

NOTICE! The Monthly Climate Summary for August will be issued on September 1, 2005 as a seperate product for each site. You can access them after this date by clicking each site below:


Climate Database - Java applet which contains over 10 years of climate records for all of the above sites except Parkersburg (online records for that site begin on September 1, 2002). *IMPORTANT* As of March 23, 2003, daily data is no longer being added...use the F6 summaries below!
Daily F6 Climate Summary - issued every morning, contains a summary for the current month in table format for the following sites:


How to decode the F6 climate summaries

F6 Archive - access to F6 summaries for previous months starting January 2001
(data will open in a new window)

Area Weather Summary - issued twice each morning, contains a daily summary of temperatures and precipitation from cooperative observers across the NWS Charleston forecast area

Area Weather Summary Archive - access to past Area Weather Summaries (cooperative observations) since March 9, 2005
(data will open in a new window...dates before 3/9/05 will return a file not found error)

Storm Data

NEW! These reports (in PDF format) are summaries of severe and unusual weather in NWS Charleston's 49 county area of responsibility. They offer tables and narrative descriptions of severe storm observation and effects. These are generally available 2 to 3 months after the month in question. Remember that this information cannot be used for official purposes, such as court cases. For official, certified severe weather observations, refer to the Storm Data publication prepared by the National Climatic Data Center.

You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view these files. If you do not have this program installed, you can download it from this page. We recommend saving the files below to your hard drive by right-clicking on the links below and selecting "Save Target As" or "Save Link As," and then opening the file. You may have problems if you try to open these files through your browser, particularly with Internet Explorer.

2004: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

2003: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

2002: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

2001: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Normals and Extremes

Daily/Monthly Normals and Records

From the dropdown menus below, select a location and a month. Click the "Go!" button, and a table with the requested information will appear in a new window.

West Virginia Climate Top Ten Lists

The Top Ten lists are compiled on a monthly, seasonal, and annual basis. They list temperature and precipitation extremes for the period in question. Click below to access these lists for our six main climate sites.

West Virginia Climate Top Ten Lists

West Virginia Climate Extremes

Click here for a list of all-time West Virginia weather records.

Other information

Fall and spring freezing probabilities

Astronomical Data

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