Charleston Weather in 1978

Historical record of Charleston, West Virginia weather for the year 1978 based on NOAA data.
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1978 Charleston Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 92 °F July 23
Lowest temperature -2 °F January 11
Highest daily low 77 °F June 27
Lowest daily high 12 °F January 10
Most daily precipitation 2.8 inches August 6
Most daily snow 11.7 inches January 20
Total annual precipitation 52.3 inches -
Total annual snow 68.3 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Charleston in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 92 °F Jul 23
1 92 °F Jul 22
1 92 °F Jun 27
4 91 °F Jul 21
4 91 °F Jun 26
6 90 °F Sep 21
6 90 °F Sep 18
6 90 °F Aug 19
6 90 °F Jul 20
6 90 °F Jul 19
6 90 °F Jun 30
Lowest Temperatures in Charleston in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 -2 °F January 11
1 -2 °F January 10
3 -1 °F January 12
4 0 °F January 23
5 1 °F January 16
6 2 °F January 9
7 4 °F February 8
7 4 °F February 1
9 5 °F March 5
9 5 °F February 11
9 5 °F February 7
January 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
44 28 0.06 0.0
28 20 0.00 0.0
30 16 0.00 0.0
43 10 0.00 0.0
46 22 0.12 0.0
46 36 0.02 0.0
59 42 0.06 0.0
61 26 0.69 3.4
26 2 0.17 3.5
12 -2 0.00 0.0
21 -2 0.00 0.0
24 -1 0.09 0.9
31 21 0.10 1.2
26 17 0.10 1.6
21 12 0.11 2.0
24 1 0.17 2.7
34 24 0.56 2.2
29 22 0.01 0.1
27 23 0.60 4.7
27 24 1.07 11.7
26 21 0.10 2.0
31 14 0.01 0.2
41 0 0.00 0.0
43 14 0.42 0.0
52 36 0.92 0.0
52 11 0.09 0.8
27 16 0.03 0.7
18 11 0.02 0.4
18 10 0.01 0.2
27 12 0.00 0.0
22 11 0.06 1.2
February 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
28 4 0.00 0.0
30 20 0.12 1.4
29 9 0.00 0.0
35 9 0.00 0.0
28 22 0.25 2.5
23 7 0.18 3.0
19 5 0.02 0.4
27 4 0.00 0.0
34 7 0.00 0.0
31 11 0.00 0.0
30 5 0.00 0.0
37 14 0.00 0.0
36 22 0.11 0.0
33 26 0.09 0.9
33 24 0.00 0.0
35 25 0.14 1.6
35 31 0.00 0.0
31 25 0.13 2.0
33 11 0.00 0.0
37 9 0.00 0.0
28 19 0.04 0.4
23 12 0.04 0.6
35 6 0.06 1.0
38 26 0.03 0.5
44 32 0.00 0.0
34 27 0.04 0.5
35 21 0.00 0.0
37 22 0.06 0.8
March 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
34 21 0.09 1.1
29 9 0.10 1.6
35 21 0.17 0.6
28 13 0.06 1.2
35 5 0.00 0.0
48 22 0.00 0.0
37 31 0.17 2.5
46 33 0.36 0.0
52 35 0.00 0.0
51 32 0.00 0.0
61 27 0.00 0.0
46 38 0.13 0.0
61 39 0.00 0.0
68 50 0.34 0.0
50 39 0.00 0.0
40 34 0.45 4.4
37 27 0.02 0.3
43 24 0.00 0.0
67 43 0.00 0.0
74 32 0.00 0.0
75 42 0.17 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
74 42 0.00 0.0
57 44 0.00 0.0
61 44 0.09 0.0
49 43 0.41 0.0
43 37 0.11 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
56 31 0.00 0.0
79 41 0.00 0.0
April 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 61 0.00 0.0
67 45 0.01 0.0
76 47 0.00 0.0
77 60 0.11 0.0
66 50 0.00 0.0
84 45 0.06 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
72 41 0.00 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
87 51 0.02 0.0
80 55 0.28 0.0
71 42 0.00 0.0
68 47 0.00 0.0
67 38 0.00 0.0
65 46 0.00 0.0
59 35 0.01 0.0
71 43 0.00 0.0
65 47 0.23 0.0
69 46 0.01 0.0
49 44 0.20 0.0
45 39 0.18 0.0
60 36 0.00 0.0
67 37 0.01 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.51 0.0
48 43 1.57 0.0
67 39 0.00 0.0
69 38 0.00 0.0
70 37 0.01 0.0
63 49 0.10 0.0
May 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
57 39 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
68 33 0.00 0.0
63 48 0.99 0.0
59 54 0.01 0.0
66 50 0.00 0.0
70 49 0.05 0.0
68 56 0.90 0.0
77 57 0.27 0.0
69 50 0.00 0.0
82 40 0.00 0.0
80 61 0.03 0.0
69 52 0.33 0.0
52 47 0.10 0.0
58 47 0.00 0.0
61 50 0.01 0.0
72 47 0.00 0.0
77 49 0.00 0.0
85 57 0.00 0.0
88 55 0.00 0.0
76 60 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.00 0.0
77 58 1.20 0.0
76 63 0.00 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
87 54 0.00 0.0
88 56 0.00 0.0
87 62 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.07 0.0
84 64 0.03 0.0
85 63 0.00 0.0
June 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 58 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.26 0.0
72 59 0.78 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
81 61 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
78 64 0.06 0.0
74 66 1.04 0.0
74 56 0.01 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.05 0.0
68 49 0.00 0.0
69 42 0.00 0.0
75 44 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.08 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
80 65 0.01 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
82 65 0.20 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
78 51 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
88 54 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.47 0.0
92 77 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.00 0.0
July 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
87 63 0.26 0.0
79 64 0.36 0.0
77 69 0.72 0.0
72 64 0.03 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
85 59 0.00 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
88 64 0.00 0.0
88 67 1.44 0.0
74 56 0.00 0.0
79 50 0.00 0.0
79 58 0.00 0.0
81 68 0.23 0.0
81 65 2.54 0.0
79 63 0.89 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
90 69 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
92 73 0.00 0.0
92 71 0.11 0.0
83 69 0.65 0.0
80 68 0.50 0.0
84 67 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.27 0.0
83 65 0.00 0.0
86 63 0.00 0.0
80 68 0.99 0.0
82 65 0.84 0.0
August 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
83 67 0.00 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
89 70 0.21 0.0
80 68 0.00 0.0
81 68 0.00 0.0
86 67 2.77 0.0
74 69 0.33 0.0
82 66 0.00 0.0
82 65 0.02 0.0
83 64 0.00 0.0
80 64 0.10 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
81 68 0.27 0.0
88 68 0.77 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
87 69 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.00 0.0
84 65 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.15 0.0
78 60 0.00 0.0
79 56 0.00 0.0
85 57 0.00 0.0
86 63 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
88 69 1.49 0.0
83 68 0.00 0.0
86 70 0.00 0.0
89 72 0.00 0.0
81 68 0.01 0.0
82 70 1.17 0.0
77 66 0.92 0.0
September 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
78 61 0.00 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
81 67 0.01 0.0
78 58 0.00 0.0
80 55 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.52 0.0
81 65 0.11 0.0
84 66 0.35 0.0
83 71 0.00 0.0
79 68 0.09 0.0
82 66 0.00 0.0
81 63 0.06 0.0
84 67 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
88 71 0.00 0.0
89 70 0.00 0.0
90 69 0.02 0.0
72 59 0.05 0.0
71 59 0.00 0.0
67 59 0.02 0.0
75 53 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
70 46 0.00 0.0
76 43 0.00 0.0
78 57 0.22 0.0
October 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
70 53 0.08 0.0
66 49 0.00 0.0
75 46 0.23 0.0
68 47 0.13 0.0
71 44 0.06 0.0
58 49 0.02 0.0
55 47 0.02 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
63 31 0.00 0.0
70 35 0.00 0.0
74 39 0.05 0.0
79 58 0.00 0.0
66 53 0.50 0.0
56 43 0.58 0.0
49 39 0.15 0.0
56 40 0.14 0.0
55 36 0.00 0.0
65 32 0.00 0.0
66 46 0.00 0.0
66 41 0.00 0.0
75 36 0.00 0.0
79 44 0.00 0.0
76 46 0.09 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
78 34 0.00 0.0
70 51 0.63 0.0
59 35 0.00 0.0
65 31 0.00 0.0
63 33 0.00 0.0
71 33 0.00 0.0
71 40 0.00 0.0
November 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
68 42 0.00 0.0
65 39 0.00 0.0
69 34 0.00 0.0
67 38 0.00 0.0
71 37 0.00 0.0
73 36 0.00 0.0
53 44 0.26 0.0
49 38 0.00 0.0
52 37 0.00 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
69 38 0.00 0.0
57 50 0.04 0.0
77 53 0.00 0.0
74 58 0.03 0.0
58 49 0.39 0.0
51 47 0.29 0.0
71 51 0.18 0.0
60 45 0.00 0.0
52 38 0.00 0.0
57 30 0.00 0.0
46 32 0.01 0.0
58 42 0.00 0.0
59 49 0.29 0.0
57 38 0.00 0.0
42 30 0.00 0.0
43 28 0.34 0.0
62 42 0.29 0.0
51 31 0.03 0.0
45 29 0.11 0.0
49 34 0.00 0.0
December 1978 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
58 27 0.00 0.0
60 39 0.00 0.0
62 42 1.01 0.0
63 41 1.02 0.0
51 32 0.00 0.0
57 28 0.00 0.0
58 33 0.56 0.0
70 41 2.44 0.0
41 22 0.82 0.6
26 17 0.03 0.6
41 13 0.00 0.0
45 29 0.00 0.0
52 33 0.00 0.0
38 27 0.00 0.0
54 29 0.00 0.0
57 29 0.05 0.0
44 31 0.00 0.0
43 28 0.00 0.0
41 36 0.02 0.0
66 38 0.75 0.0
57 29 0.20 0.0
43 24 0.00 0.0
45 21 0.00 0.0
46 28 0.43 0.0
39 25 0.04 0.3
42 23 0.00 0.0
29 17 0.00 0.0
35 12 0.00 0.0
52 17 0.00 0.0
46 34 0.46 0.0
66 46 0.19 0.0
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