Morgantown Metro Area, West Virginia 

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Climate in Morgantown Metro Area, West Virginia

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

Morgantown Metro Area averages 57 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in Morgantown Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Morgantown Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 159 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 20
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 57 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Morgantown metro area is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in West Virginia.

6.8 / 10
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in the Morgantown metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Morgantown, West VirginiaUnited States
  47.6 in.38.1 in.
  57.2 in.27.8 in.
  158.9 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  81.8°85.8°
  19.8°21.7°
  6.87
  3.44.3
  1667 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 the Morgantown metro area with an average high temperature of 81.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in West Virginia. In the Morgantown metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Morgantown metro area are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Morgantown metro area with an average of 19.8°. This is colder than most places in West Virginia.


In the Morgantown metro area, there are 6.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


In the Morgantown metro area, there are 126.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in West Virginia.


In the Morgantown metro area, there are 3.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in West Virginia.


July is the wettest month in the Morgantown metro area with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.6 inches in the Morgantown metro area means that it is wetter than most places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in the Morgantown metro area with 16.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 10.5 rainy days. There are 158.9 rainy days annually in the Morgantown metro area, which is rainier than most places in West Virginia. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 57.2 inches in the Morgantown metro area means that it is snowier than most places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the Morgantown metro area with 17.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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