Autumn begins in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The summer of 2020 came to a close on Tuesday morning as fall arrived with a cool chill in the West Virginia air. Although the summer may have seemed hotter and drier than normal, Megan Kiebler with the National Weather Service in Charleston reported about everything for the season was along the lines of average.

“We saw instances of severe weather with some damaging winds and hail from time to time. We saw some flash flooding as well, but nothing too out of the ordinary for a summer pattern,” she explained.

The temperatures was right along the lines of average as well. The hottest days of the summer were in the days from mid-July until early August. However, the temperatures stayed on average in the 90’s during those days.

All models and data in the National Weather Service Data base showed that should be the trend through the fall as well.

“We’re going to be sitting slightly above normal for temperatures over the next three months with the latest outlook. In terms of precipitation, we’re at an equilibrium–meaning equal chances of being around normal or slightly above or below,” she said.

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