Morgantown, West Virginia 

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Climate in Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 155 sunny days per year in Morgantown. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Morgantown gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 149 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Morgantown is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.

7.1 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Morgantown, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Morgantown, West VirginiaUnited States
  42.7 in.38.1 in.
  27.5 in.27.8 in.
  148.5 days106.2 days
  155 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  21.8°21.7°
  7.17
  3.44.3
  889 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 Morgantown with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in West Virginia. In Morgantown, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Morgantown are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Morgantown with an average of 21.8°. This is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


In Morgantown, there are 13.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in West Virginia.


In Morgantown, there are 113.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


In Morgantown, there are 1.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


May is the wettest month in Morgantown with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.7 inches in Morgantown means that it is drier than most places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in Morgantown with 15.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 9.8 rainy days. There are 148.5 rainy days annually in Morgantown, which is rainier than most places in West Virginia. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 27.5 inches in Morgantown means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Morgantown with 9.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Morgantown    15 Reviews
    Retiree view of Morgantown WV - 6/15/2015
    Morgantown is a college town with many wonderful qualities, but for a retiree or someone on a fixed income, it is getting very expensive and crowded. The housing market... Read More

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    morgantown - 11/25/2012
    its a good small university town, however the cost of living varies especially rents on whether you live near to the campus or far away from wvu. there are only couple... Read More

    Morgantown-Native Opinion - 7/31/2012
    I wholeheartedly agree. I am a WV native, born and raised. I have to say this use to be an okay place to live, but over the past ten years the college town mentality has... Read More


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