Elkins, West Virginia 

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Climate in Elkins, West Virginia

Elkins, West Virginia gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Elkins averages 72 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 153 sunny days per year in Elkins. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Elkins gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 164 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 72 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Elkins is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in West Virginia.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Elkins, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Elkins, West VirginiaUnited States
  47.9 in.38.1 in.
  71.9 in.27.8 in.
  163.7 days106.2 days
  153 days205 days
  81.7°85.8°
  18.8°21.7°
  6.77
  44.3
  1926 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Elkins with an average high temperature of 81.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in West Virginia. In Elkins, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Elkins are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Elkins with an average of 18.8°. This is colder than most places in West Virginia.


In Elkins, there are 3.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in West Virginia.


In Elkins, there are 136.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in West Virginia.


In Elkins, there are 5.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in West Virginia.


July is the wettest month in Elkins with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.9 inches in Elkins means that it is wetter than most places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in Elkins with 16.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 10.5 rainy days. There are 163.7 rainy days annually in Elkins, which is one of the rainiest places in West Virginia. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 71.9 inches in Elkins means that it is one of the snowiest places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Elkins with 22.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Elkins    2 Reviews
    Elkins does have it all - 7/29/2008
    I submitted my review in response to another review, Gina, regarding Elkins, WV, but I'm not sure it was actually submitted. It was lengthy and I cannot resubmit it at... Read More

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    Elkins, WV - 3/13/2007
    Elkins is a fairly small town and very safe place to live. We have a great college right here and it is a good place to live if you want a variety in weather and... Read More


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