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Thu February 6, 2014

A Wacky and Wild Winter in West Virginia

Many state cities have seen record low temperatures this winter.
Many state cities have seen record low temperatures this winter.
Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia’s going through a tough winter. Not just because several places have endured record low temperatures,  but also because it’s on pace to get more than usual amounts of snowfall.

West Virginia's lowlands are on pace to get higher than normal amounts of snowfall this year, according to Joe Merchant, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Merchant adds however, that some of the highest elevations are receiving about the same amounts of snowfall as expected.

"It's been an unusual few years," he said. "We've seen quite a variance in the weather and the patterns that bring it over the past few years."

Charleston, Morgantown, and Elkins, along with some other cities, are also seeing record low temperatures this winter.