Zip 25801 (Beckley, WV) 

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Climate in Zip 25801 (Beckley, WV)

Beckley (zip 25801), West Virginia gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Beckley (zip 25801) averages 52 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 Beckley (zip 25801). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Beckley (zip 25801) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 150 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 25801 zip code is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in West Virginia.

6.9 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in the 25801 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Beckley, West VirginiaUnited States
  42.0 in.38.1 in.
  51.5 in.27.8 in.
  150.3 days106.2 days
  155 days205 days
  79.3°85.8°
  21.3°21.7°
  6.97
  4.14.3
  2400 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 25801 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in West Virginia. In the 25801 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 25801 zip code are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 25801 zip code with an average of 21.3°. This is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


In the 25801 zip code, there are 1.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in West Virginia.


In the 25801 zip code, there are 120.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in West Virginia.


In the 25801 zip code, there are 2.7 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 25801 zip code with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.6 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 42.0 inches in the 25801 zip code means that it is drier than most places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in the 25801 zip code with 14.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 150.3 rainy days annually in the 25801 zip code, 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 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 51.5 inches in the 25801 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the 25801 zip code with 15.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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