Handley, West Virginia 

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Climate in Handley, West Virginia

Handley, West Virginia gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Handley. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Handley gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 146 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Handley is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in West Virginia.

7.2 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Handley, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Handley, West VirginiaUnited States
  45.0 in.38.1 in.
  28.4 in.27.8 in.
  145.8 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  85.1°85.8°
  24.9°21.7°
  7.27
  4.24.3
  646 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 Handley with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in West Virginia. In Handley, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Handley are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Handley with an average of 24.9°. This is one of the warmest places in West Virginia.


In Handley, there are 15.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in West Virginia.


In Handley, there are 94.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in West Virginia.


In Handley, there are 0.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in West Virginia.


July is the wettest month in Handley with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 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 45.0 inches in Handley means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in Handley with 14.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 145.8 rainy days annually in Handley, which is about average compared to other places in West Virginia. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 28.4 inches in Handley means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Handley with 9.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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