Zip 25304 (Charleston, WV) 

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Climate in Zip 25304 (Charleston, WV)

Charleston (zip 25304), West Virginia gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Charleston (zip 25304) averages 29 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Charleston (zip 25304). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Charleston (zip 25304) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 147 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 25304 zip code 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 the 25304 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Charleston, West VirginiaUnited States
  44.7 in.38.1 in.
  28.5 in.27.8 in.
  147.4 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  85.6°85.8°
  24.8°21.7°
  7.27
  4.24.3
  861 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 25304 zip code with an average high temperature of 85.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in West Virginia. In the 25304 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 25304 zip code are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 25304 zip code with an average of 24.8°. This is one of the warmest places in West Virginia.


In the 25304 zip code, there are 17.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in West Virginia.


In the 25304 zip code, there are 97.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in West Virginia.


In the 25304 zip code, there are 1.1 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 the 25304 zip code with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 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 44.7 inches in the 25304 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in the 25304 zip code with 14.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 147.4 rainy days annually in the 25304 zip code, 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 28.5 inches in the 25304 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the 25304 zip code with 9.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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