The best times to visit Parkersburg for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 10th

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



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Weather in Parkersburg


Average temperatures in Parkersburg vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter 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 Parkersburg, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.6°F (20.9°C) at night.

Parkersburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Parkersburg Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Parkersburg Perceived Temperature (F)


Parkersburg Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Parkersburg 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 48.3 37.5 28.5
Feb 52.9 41.1 31.4
Mar 63.7 51.1 40.4
Apr 74.5 60.9 48.6
May 81.8 68.6 57.1
Jun 88.6 75.9 65.5
Jul 89.2 77.7 68.7
Aug 88.6 76.5 67.2
Sep 83.1 70.5 61.2
Oct 72.4 58.7 48.4
Nov 61.4 48.1 37.4
Dec 53.6 43.4 35.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.1 3.1 -1.9
Feb 11.6 5.1 -0.3
Mar 17.6 10.6 4.7
Apr 23.6 16.1 9.2
May 27.7 20.3 13.9
Jun 31.4 24.4 18.6
Jul 31.8 25.4 20.4
Aug 31.4 24.7 19.6
Sep 28.4 21.4 16.2
Oct 22.4 14.8 9.1
Nov 16.3 8.9 3
Dec 12 6.3 1.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Parkersburg are May, October, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 6th.

When can you find snow in Parkersburg? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Parkersburg.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 26% 0 5.4
Feb 27% 0 4.2
Mar 30% 0 5.9
Apr 30% 0 6.4
May 18% 0 2.9
Jun 29% 0 5.6
Jul 30% 0 6.8
Aug 24% 0 4
Sep 22% 0 5.1
Oct 20% 0 3.4
Nov 21% 0 5
Dec 32% 0 6.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 13.7
Feb 27 0 10.7
Mar 30 0 15
Apr 30 0 16.3
May 18 0 7.4
Jun 29 0 14.2
Jul 30 0 17.3
Aug 24 0 10.2
Sep 22 0 13
Oct 20 0 8.6
Nov 21 0 12.7
Dec 32 0 17.5


Humidity and Wind

Parkersburg has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (67.1%).

Wind in Parkersburg is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 3.1 knots (3.5 MPH or 5.7 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 9.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.6 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.9 Gentle breeze
May 2 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 1.8 Barely noticeable 6.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 1.4 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Sep 1.4 Barely noticeable 6.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 1.8 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Nov 1.9 Barely noticeable 6.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 2 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.3%
Feb 51.2%
Mar 51.4%
Apr 50.8%
May 59.1%
Jun 61.1%
Jul 67.1%
Aug 66.2%
Sep 66.5%
Oct 62.5%
Nov 57.5%
Dec 66.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Parkersburg?

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 Parkersburg, WV, US is March, followed by June and February. 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 Parkersburg in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 39 in November means 39% of the tourists vs. March.



Overall Parkersburg Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 56.5°F (13.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Parkersburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 56.4°F (13.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 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 too cold this time of year in Parkersburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.6°F (13.7°C) and 46.9°F (8.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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