947  
CXUS51 KRLX 012109  
CLMBKW  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
409 PM EST WED FEB 01 2023  
   
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..THE BECKLEY WV CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1893 TO 2023  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 74 01/25/1950  
01/30/1916  
LOW -22 01/21/1985  
HIGHEST 71 01/03 68  
LOWEST 12 01/15 5  
AVG. MAXIMUM 47.0 40.5 6.5 36.2  
AVG. MINIMUM 31.8 24.0 7.8 19.8  
MEAN 39.4 32.2 7.2 28.0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 1 9.3 -8.3 12  
DAYS MAX >= 80 0 0  
DAYS MIN <= 32 19 23.9 -4.9 29  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 1.0 -1.0 0  
DAYS MIN <= 10 0 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 8.07 1937  
MINIMUM 0.53 1983  
TOTALS 2.45 3.13 -0.68 5.13  
DAILY AVG. 0.08 0.10 -0.02 0.17  
DAYS >= .01 16 15.0 1.0 14  
DAYS >= .10 8 7.7 0.3 10  
DAYS >= .50 1 1.8 -0.8 3  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.4 -0.4 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.64 01/17 TO 01/17 2.49  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 42.1 2010  
24 HR TOTAL 18.0 01/03/1914 TO 01/03/1914  
SNOW DEPTH 24 01/28/1998  
01/05/1914  
01/04/1914  
TOTALS 6.0 15.5 -9.5 24.3  
SINCE 7/1 6.7 30.3 -23.6 25.1  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 2  
DAYS >= TRACE 8 8.5 -0.5 15  
DAYS >= 1.0 3 4.6 -1.6 7  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 3 01/14 8  
24 HR TOTAL 4.3 01/13 TO 01/14 MM  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 788 1015 -227 1140  
SINCE 7/1 2829 2989 -160 2757  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0  
   
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.1  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 35/130 DATE 01/25  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 52/130 DATE 01/25  
 
SKY COVER  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.63  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 8  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 10  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 13  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 73  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 1 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 2 RAIN 4  
LIGHT RAIN 16 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 2  
LIGHT SNOW 8 SLEET 0  
FOG 19 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 6  
HAZE 2  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
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