Several weather records fall in connection with mild conditions, rain

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service in Charleston says a number of records were set Tuesday when mild conditions and rain overspread West Virginia.

New high temperatures for Jan. 3 were set in Charleston, Beckley, Elkins and Clarksburg.

It was officially 74 degrees in Charleston Tuesday. The previous record for Jan. 3 was 72 degrees in 1907.

The Beckley high of 71 on Tuesday broke the previous high of 68 set on Jan. 3, 2000.

Clarksburg hit 69 Tuesday breaking the previous record of 68 degrees in 2000.

It was 72 degrees in Elkins. Its previous high for the date was also in 2000 when it was 67 degrees on Jan. 3.

The National Weather Service said there was a record daily rainfall record set in Parkersburg Tuesday when 1.92 inches of rain fell. That crushed the previous record for rain on Jan. 3 which was 0.81 inches on Jan. 3, 2005.

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