Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 2, 2013

2012 among warmest in some W.Va. cities


Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says 2012 is among the warmest years on record in some West Virginia cities.

Preliminary data show average temperatures in Beckley, Clarksburg and Elkins were the second-warmest on record.

Elkins' average temperature was 52.7 degrees. The record, 53.3 degrees, was set in 1921.

Beckley's average temperature, 54.5 degrees, is the highest since the record 55.6 degrees in 1931.

In Clarksburg, the average temperature was 54.3 degrees. The record is 54.4 degrees set in 1931 and tied in 1998.