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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston WV
513 AM EDT Fri Nov 3 2017


The month of October continued the persistent warm theme that has
manifested itself over the past two years. Above average
temperatures were observed at all climate sites, ranging from 3 to
as much as 6 degrees above normal. The warmest day was on the 7th
when the climate sites outside of the mountains reached into the
upper 80s for highs. In fact, Charleston reached 90 degrees that
day. There were a few cool snaps, but these were but an island in
a sea of warmth. This allowed the growing season for many to run
longer than what climatology would indicate.

It was also a very wet month overall, despite what is typically
one of our drier months. Most locations came close to doubling
their normal precipitation for the month. This allowed water
tables to recharge after a very dry September. Despite the
overall warmth, some of this precipitation fell in the form of
snow during one of the cool snaps. The mountains received 1 to as
much as 5 inches from a system on the 29th and 30th. The highest
amounts fell across the northern mountains, generally east of

Some notable monthly statistics:

Beckley experienced the 10th wettest October on record with 4.97

Clarksburg experienced the 5th warmest October on record with an
average temperature of 58.5 degrees.

Elkins tied for 9th warmest October on record with an average
temperatures of 55.9 degrees.

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