The Beckley, WV metro area is located in southern West Virginia, 200 miles west of Charlottesville, VA. Beckley is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Fayette and Raleigh counties.
The many benefits of living in the Beckley metro include comfortable summers, affordability and low traffic. The region features nearby mountain terrain, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the Beckley metro area include weak growth, poor health, rainy days, gloomy weather and harsh winters.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Beckley metro area is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in West Virginia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
In the Beckley metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Beckley metro area are June, August and July. July is the hottest month for the Beckley metro area with an average high temperature of 81.2 degrees, which ranks it as cooler than most places in West Virginia. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Beckley metro area with an average of 21.7 degrees. This is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.
The annual rainfall of 44.5 inches in the Beckley metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% falls in Winter, which is the driest season. July is the wettest month in the Beckley metro area with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.8 inches.
The humidity is usually comfortable in the Beckley metro area but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.
An annual snowfall of 41.8 inches in the Beckley metro area means that it is snowier than most places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the Beckley metro area with 13.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.