War, West Virginia 

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Climate in War, West Virginia

War, West Virginia gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

War averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 157 sunny days per year in War. The US average is 205 sunny days.

War gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 23
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for War is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in West Virginia.

7.4 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in War, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  War, West VirginiaUnited States
  44.0 in.38.1 in.
  15.5 in.27.8 in.
  127.9 days106.2 days
  157 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  22.6°21.7°
  7.47
  4.14.3
  1339 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 War with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in West Virginia. In War, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for War are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for War with an average of 22.6°. This is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


In War, there are 6.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in West Virginia.


In War, there are 113.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


In War, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


July is the wettest month in War with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.0 inches in War means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in War with 12.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 127.9 rainy days annually in War, which is less rainy than most places in West Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 15.5 inches in War means that it is less snowy than most places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in War with 4.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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