National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
April Daily/Monthly Normals for Elkins
(see notes below table)
Date Normal High Normal Low Average Record High RH Year Record Low RL Year HDD CDD Precip
1
59
31
45
82
1986
5
1923
21
0
.12
2
59
31
45
80
1963
14
1907
20
0
.12
3
59
31
45
82
1903
16
1991
20
0
.12
4
60
32
46
81
1981
17
1962*
20
0
.12
5
60
32
46
84
1910
14
1903
20
0
.12
6
60
32
46
82
1942
20
2004
19
0
.11
7
61
32
46
80
2001*
13
1977*
19
0
.11
8
61
32
47
82
1959*
16
1990
19
0
.11
9
61
33
47
81
2001*
13
1977
19
0
.11
10
62
33
47
81
1922*
3
1985
18
0
.11
11
62
33
48
82
1930
14
1989*
18
0
.11
12
62
33
48
82
1930
19
1967
18
0
.11
13
63
34
48
83
1971
15
1973
17
0
.11
14
63
34
48
81
1967
15
1950
17
0
.11
15
63
34
49
81
1994
17
1971
17
0
.11
16
63
35
49
85
2002
17
1935
16
0
.11
17
64
35
49
87
1976
18
1904
16
0
.11
18
64
35
50
88
1976
19
1983
16
0
.12
19
64
35
50
85
1976
20
1990
16
0
.12
20
65
36
50
88
1941
14
1926
15
0
.12
21
65
36
50
83
1976*
19
1904
15
0
.12
22
65
36
51
88
1902
23
1904
15
0
.12
23
65
37
51
88
2001
19
1982
14
0
.12
24
66
37
51
90
1925
18
1986
14
0
.12
25
66
37
52
88
1925*
22
1927
14
0
.12
26
66
38
52
88
1915
22
1972
14
0
.13
27
67
38
52
87
1990*
18
1971
13
0
.13
28
67
38
53
89
1986
22
1934
13
0
.13
29
67
39
53
87
1996
21
1982
13
#
.13
30
67
39
53
87
1899
24
1977
12
#
.13
Totals
63.2
34.6
48.9
90
1925
3
1985
498
2
3.53

NOTES:

  • Temperatures are degrees F, precipitation is inches of liquid. All normals are based on the period 1971-2000.
  • RH Year=Year of record high, RH Low=Year of record low. Temperature records for Elkins began in 1899.
  • HDD=Heating degree days, CDD=Cooling degree days
  • For some dates the degree days are shown by a pound sign (#). The symbol represents a value of less than one degree day, but more than zero degree days. It is used to smooth through aperiodic oscillations of zeroes and ones that are climatologically unreasonable. For example, if a station has 17, 15, and 18 normal heating degree days in June, July, and August, respectively, it is not possible to distribute the 15 July degree days evenly throughout the month using integer values (zeroes and ones) without creating unrealistic oscillations through the 3-month period. The use of fractional degree days (pound signs) does allow for a smooth transition from June through July to August.
  • An asterisk (*) after the year of occurrence of record highs and lows indicates the record was reached more than once, with the indicated year being the most recent.
  • Daily normal precipitation values are more appropriate for calculating normals over a period of at least several days, rather than on a strict day-to-day basis.

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