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Local Weather History For December 12th...
In 1944, a blizzard continues over the southern mountains from the 11th. Storm went due north from coastal South Carolina to eastern Pennsylvania by the night of the 12th. The minimum pressure dropped from 29.7 inches to 28.9 inches in 24 hours. Schools and mines were closed and many roads were closed. The damage to forest trees, especially evergreens, was considerable. 2 deaths were directly attributed to the storm in West Virginia. Reported snowfall amounts included 36 inches at Pickens, 27 inches at Bluefield, 25 inches at Flat Top, 22 inches at Beckley, 20 inches at Welch, 15-16 inches at Elkins. Morgantown and Clarksburg had 12-14 inches . The was 10 to 12 inches at Charleston, and 9 inches at Parkersburg. It is said there were six to ten foot drifts over the southern mountains. This storm holds the record at Bluefield for the most snow from one storm 27.5 inches. It was the deepest snow cover (23 inches post storm) on record at Bluefield until the 24 inches that fell on March 14, 1993.

Annual Climate Plots

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the thumbnail image of the Charleston, WV Climate Data

Charleston, WV


the thumbnail image of the Huntington, WV Climate Data

Huntington, WV


the thumbnail image of the Parkersburg, WV Climate Data

Parkserburg, WV


the thumbnail image of the Clarksburg, WV Climate Data

Clarksburg, WV


the thumbnail image of the Elkins, WV Climate Data

Elkins, WV


the thumbnail image of the Beckley, WV Climate Data

Beckley, WV



Monthly Normals/Records

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