Zip 24712 (Athens, WV) 

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Weather in Zip 24712 (Athens, WV)

The most pleasant months of the year for the 24712 zip code are August, June and July. In the 24712 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the 24712 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the 24712 zip code with 12.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Athens, WV

11 AM PST

Rain Showers Likely

56°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonRain Showers Likely57° / 50°SE 15 mph
FridayLight Rain then Showers And Thunderstorms59° / 46°SE 6 to 9 mph
SaturdayRain Showers54° / 45°SW 2 to 6 mph
SundayChance Rain Showers53° / 40°W 7 to 10 mph
MondayMostly Sunny56° / 40°NW 6 mph
TuesdayPartly Sunny57° / 38°SW 2 to 7 mph
WednesdayMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Rain Showers55° / 41°W 2 to 7 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 34 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Athens (zip 24712) area is 9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in West Virginia.

9 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January39° 21°
February43° 23°
March52° 29°
April63° 39°
May70° 47°
June77° 56°
July80° 59°
August79° 58°
September73° 51°
October64° 40°
November53° 31°
December42° 24°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Athens
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January026146
February023124
March020132
April09131
May02140
June00120
July00130
August10100
September00100
October0790
November017111
December024134

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.


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