For some West Virginia cities, 2020 was a very wet year
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some cities in West Virginia had near-record amounts of rainfall last year.
Bluefield had its second-highest annual rainfall in 2020. The 52.7 inches (135 centimeters) of rain was surpassed only by the 54.2 inches (138 centimeters) recorded in 2004, according to the National Weather Service.
Elkins received 56.5 inches (144 centimeters) of rainfall last year, the 10th highest in its history.
On the other end of the scale, Wheeling saw its fourth driest year with 32.2 inches (82 centimeters) of rainfall. That’s more than seven inches below the city’s average, the weather service said.