West Virginia enjoys the four seasons, but depending on where you are within the state, seasonal differences (can and will
) differ dramatically.
In the low-lying areas and valleys, including the western regions of the state, as well as the Eastern Panhandle, winters are generally mild and summers pleasantly warm.
In the mountainous areas of West Virginia, winters are much colder, with heavy snow in the upper elevations. Summers are mild, with cool mornings.
The statewide average high temperature in July is in the high 70's, while January high temperatures in the mid-30's are the norm.
Throughout the state rainfall averages near 40 inches per year, while in the higher elevations of the Allegheny Mountains, 55 or more inches per year are common.
For a more detailed look at annual West Virginia precipitation levels, view this precipitation map
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