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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston WV
123 AM EDT Tue May 7 2019

...A Warm April Especially East...

Although not without its cold periods, all climate sites across
the region registered above normal temperatures during the month
of April with several sites breaching the Top 10 for warmest April
on record. The month started off frigidly cold but quickly
rebounded into a warm and wet pattern that would hold through the
middle of the month. High temperatures regularly reached into the
70`s and 80`s during this period, even across higher elevation
sites. This yielded a couple weeks of elevated fire danger.

The weather pattern became active once more during the second half
of the month with numerous storm systems moving across the region.
The amplified pattern led to yo-yo temperature trends, near to
slightly above normal. The active, warm pattern tended to cause
storms to track north across the area which yielded above average
precipitation at Parkersburg, Clarksburg, and Elkins. Below
average rainfall was observed at Huntington, Charleston, and

At Beckley: An average temperature of 56.4 degrees Fahrenheit
ties for 4th warmest April on record.

At Clarksburg: An average temperature of 58.8 degrees Fahrenheit
ranks as 2nd warmest April on record.

At Elkins: An average temperatures of 54.9 degrees Fahrenheit
ranks as 3rd warmest April on record.

At Parkersburg: An average temperature of 57.6 degrees Fahrenheit
ties for 10th warmest April on record.

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