The best times to visit Elkins for ideal weather are

April 30th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Elkins Travel Info

Weather in Elkins

Temperature

Average temperatures in Elkins vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 20th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Elkins, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 83.7°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.8°F (15.4°C) at night.

Elkins Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Elkins Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Elkins Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Elkins Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 40.9 28.5 17.9
Feb 42.2 29.3 18.2
Mar 55.8 41 28.7
Apr 67.5 51.6 36.8
May 75.4 60.6 46.9
Jun 81 67.5 55.2
Jul 83 69.6 58.2
Aug 82.3 68.7 57.5
Sep 77.5 62.6 50.8
Oct 66.6 51.3 39.3
Nov 55.9 40.7 28.4
Dec 47.6 35.4 25.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.9 -1.9 -7.8
Feb 5.7 -1.5 -7.7
Mar 13.2 5 -1.8
Apr 19.7 10.9 2.7
May 24.1 15.9 8.3
Jun 27.2 19.7 12.9
Jul 28.3 20.9 14.6
Aug 27.9 20.4 14.2
Sep 25.3 17 10.4
Oct 19.2 10.7 4.1
Nov 13.3 4.8 -2
Dec 8.7 1.9 -3.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Elkins are September, November, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Elkins? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Elkins is often around around October 29th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Elkins.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Elkins (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 25% 3.9 3.1
Feb 27% 5.7 2.7
Mar 31% 4.2 4.4
Apr 32% 2.4 4.3
May 33% 0 4.7
Jun 37% 0 4.9
Jul 37% 0 6.2
Aug 31% 0 4.6
Sep 22% 0 3.4
Oct 23% 7.7 3.7
Nov 23% 2.9 2.7
Dec 32% 4.4 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 25 9.9 7.9
Feb 27 14.5 6.9
Mar 31 10.7 11.2
Apr 32 6.1 10.9
May 33 0 11.9
Jun 37 0 12.4
Jul 37 0 15.7
Aug 31 0 11.7
Sep 22 0 8.6
Oct 23 19.6 9.4
Nov 23 7.4 6.9
Dec 32 11.2 11.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Elkins has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (49.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (70.6%).

Wind in Elkins is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Elkins.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.6 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Mar 4.9 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
May 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.4 Significant breeze
Jun 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.5 Barely noticeable 9.4 Significant breeze
Aug 2.1 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.2 Barely noticeable 8.2 Significant breeze
Oct 3.2 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.6 Significant breeze
Dec 4.2 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.7%
Feb 59.7%
Mar 54.2%
Apr 49.7%
May 60.3%
Jun 67.2%
Jul 69.5%
Aug 70.6%
Sep 69.7%
Oct 65.1%
Nov 59.6%
Dec 67.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Elkins?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Elkins, WV, US is May, followed by July and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Elkins in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.9 in October means 50.9% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Elkins Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.7°F (27.1°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with roughly 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 10 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Elkins, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82°F (27.8°C) and 51.2°F (10.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Elkins to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.6°F (9.8°C) and 38.1°F (3.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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