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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston WV
843 AM EDT Mon Apr 1 2019

...A Rather Dry And Chilly March Across The Area...

The Spring season started off on the chilly side, with
the average temperature for the month of March generally 2
degrees below normal across the Lowlands. Meanwhile, much of the
mountains were par for the course with near average readings.
Low temperatures were the primary culprit tilting the month below
normal. There were a few days with significant warmth though,
with many locations soaring into the upper 70s for high

The lack of precipitation in March was perhaps the bigger story
with all climate sites 1 to 2 inches below normal. In fact,
Charleston and Clarksburg experienced a top 10 driest March on
record. This allowed the soil to dry a bit, after a very wet

Charleston: 6th driest March on record with 1.59 inches of

Clarksburg: 2nd driest March on record with 1.43 inches of

While snow in March is not unheard of in the Lowlands,
climatologically speaking, average totals for the month are
negligible. However, across the mountains where snow is expected,
monthly snow was below average. This was primarily due to the
overall lack of precipitation observed.

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