Charleston Weather in 1979

Historical record of Charleston, West Virginia weather for the year 1979 based on NOAA data.
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1979 Charleston Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 91 °F August 9
Lowest temperature 1 °F February 11
Highest daily low 72 °F July 27
Lowest daily high 15 °F January 3
Most daily precipitation 1.8 inches September 21
Most daily snow 6.6 inches February 18
Total annual precipitation 48.9 inches -
Total annual snow 54.4 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Charleston in 1979
Rank Temperature Date
1 91 °F Aug 9
2 90 °F Aug 8
2 90 °F Jul 31
2 90 °F Jun 10
2 90 °F May 12
6 89 °F Aug 7
6 89 °F Aug 1
6 89 °F Jul 24
6 89 °F Jul 23
6 89 °F May 11
6 89 °F May 8
Lowest Temperatures in Charleston in 1979
Rank Temperature Date
1 1 °F February 11
2 2 °F February 10
2 2 °F February 6
4 3 °F January 3
5 4 °F February 20
5 4 °F January 9
5 4 °F January 2
8 5 °F February 17
9 6 °F February 9
10 8 °F February 5
10 8 °F January 15
January 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
69 44 0.82 0.0
44 4 0.25 2.3
15 3 0.01 0.2
29 13 0.00 0.0
27 21 0.18 2.6
33 27 0.37 2.8
36 29 0.77 0.8
29 9 0.12 1.7
24 4 0.00 0.0
26 17 0.01 0.2
22 11 0.00 0.0
36 21 0.01 0.0
50 34 0.05 0.0
51 20 0.19 0.7
26 8 0.00 0.0
38 23 0.00 0.0
51 28 0.07 0.0
41 20 0.00 0.0
36 17 0.04 0.0
48 35 1.30 0.0
44 33 0.57 2.7
33 25 0.34 3.4
45 19 0.00 0.0
45 17 0.78 0.8
28 16 0.10 1.9
26 19 0.01 0.2
37 23 0.16 1.6
34 27 0.09 0.9
29 24 0.01 0.1
27 23 0.00 0.0
27 20 0.23 4.6
February 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
23 14 0.08 1.4
26 9 0.00 0.0
34 16 0.06 0.8
35 16 0.00 0.0
21 8 0.00 0.0
32 2 0.00 0.0
33 26 0.42 6.3
29 18 0.04 0.6
20 6 0.07 1.1
19 2 0.00 0.0
24 1 0.00 0.0
39 22 0.44 1.2
26 15 0.01 0.2
36 14 0.00 0.0
54 34 0.14 0.0
52 15 0.02 0.0
23 5 0.00 0.0
24 15 0.26 6.6
27 12 0.04 1.0
48 4 0.00 0.0
58 34 0.04 0.0
58 29 0.00 0.0
66 42 0.60 0.0
52 43 0.83 0.0
49 40 0.41 0.0
45 26 0.30 0.9
35 27 0.00 0.0
56 22 0.00 0.0
March 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
56 40 0.04 0.0
60 41 0.00 0.0
64 42 0.00 0.0
66 54 0.54 0.0
63 44 0.04 0.0
53 38 0.00 0.0
61 30 0.00 0.0
58 43 0.02 0.0
65 45 0.00 0.0
61 36 0.49 0.1
36 22 0.27 3.2
53 33 0.00 0.0
73 30 0.00 0.0
63 36 0.34 0.6
36 23 0.10 1.0
51 19 0.00 0.0
67 26 0.00 0.0
67 39 0.03 0.0
71 41 0.00 0.0
74 54 0.00 0.0
75 46 0.00 0.0
79 42 0.00 0.0
70 56 0.52 0.0
56 40 0.31 0.0
41 35 0.03 0.5
37 31 0.01 0.1
43 30 0.00 0.0
73 26 0.00 0.0
81 62 0.00 0.0
79 63 0.00 0.0
70 60 0.26 0.0
April 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
70 55 0.13 0.0
70 59 0.09 0.0
61 43 0.68 0.0
65 45 0.36 0.0
55 44 0.01 0.0
53 34 0.02 0.0
49 29 0.00 0.0
78 39 0.00 0.0
59 36 0.80 0.0
52 32 0.00 0.0
79 33 0.00 0.0
76 60 0.00 0.0
73 50 0.27 0.0
65 46 0.12 0.0
51 46 0.13 0.0
53 41 0.00 0.0
61 37 0.00 0.0
62 34 0.00 0.0
68 34 0.00 0.0
75 36 0.00 0.0
80 40 0.00 0.0
75 58 0.01 0.0
68 57 0.05 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
81 65 0.00 0.0
68 58 0.75 0.0
59 47 0.22 0.0
57 42 0.18 0.0
59 38 0.00 0.0
71 35 0.00 0.0
May 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
67 40 0.00 0.0
82 39 0.00 0.0
77 60 0.24 0.0
71 45 0.68 0.0
63 43 0.00 0.0
77 37 0.00 0.0
86 51 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
83 60 0.01 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.00 0.0
90 64 0.34 0.0
65 54 0.10 0.0
73 52 0.00 0.0
72 48 0.06 0.0
71 44 0.00 0.0
72 39 0.00 0.0
78 41 0.00 0.0
80 44 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.01 0.0
76 60 0.11 0.0
75 55 0.01 0.0
69 60 0.59 0.0
67 51 0.36 0.0
53 42 0.27 0.0
66 42 0.12 0.0
69 51 0.47 0.0
73 51 0.18 0.0
74 46 0.00 0.0
84 46 0.01 0.0
75 62 0.31 0.0
June 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 65 0.74 0.0
78 65 0.00 0.0
68 59 0.18 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
84 56 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.00 0.0
86 66 0.01 0.0
90 61 0.40 0.0
72 57 0.00 0.0
76 51 0.00 0.0
77 49 0.00 0.0
87 52 0.00 0.0
87 56 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
74 58 0.20 0.0
84 66 0.12 0.0
79 62 0.11 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
79 62 0.96 0.0
83 60 0.01 0.0
82 64 0.24 0.0
66 48 0.21 0.0
72 46 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
83 53 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
75 61 0.23 0.0
73 59 0.13 0.0
July 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 57 0.10 0.0
82 61 0.00 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
73 57 0.23 0.0
73 53 0.00 0.0
77 47 0.00 0.0
83 51 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.00 0.0
71 64 0.18 0.0
77 63 0.10 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.92 0.0
79 68 0.18 0.0
86 69 0.06 0.0
84 71 0.00 0.0
87 71 0.16 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
80 61 0.11 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
77 66 0.02 0.0
83 65 0.01 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.61 0.0
89 67 0.05 0.0
81 71 0.23 0.0
78 71 1.49 0.0
80 72 0.49 0.0
86 71 0.14 0.0
81 69 0.09 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
August 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
89 69 0.00 0.0
82 65 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.41 0.0
87 66 0.00 0.0
89 70 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.48 0.0
91 66 0.02 0.0
88 69 0.23 0.0
77 63 0.52 0.0
73 57 0.21 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
79 56 0.17 0.0
71 53 0.00 0.0
71 47 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
81 64 0.00 0.0
84 67 1.04 0.0
83 67 0.45 0.0
76 65 0.12 0.0
86 63 0.34 0.0
83 67 0.10 0.0
86 67 0.01 0.0
79 66 0.01 0.0
86 69 0.44 0.0
83 68 0.03 0.0
87 68 0.16 0.0
84 68 0.02 0.0
82 68 0.02 0.0
86 68 0.00 0.0
September 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
86 65 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.05 0.0
84 67 0.00 0.0
88 67 0.00 0.0
80 70 0.19 0.0
83 69 0.00 0.0
81 63 0.00 0.0
68 53 0.00 0.0
72 50 0.00 0.0
80 48 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.00 0.0
83 60 0.00 0.0
80 61 0.02 0.0
80 57 0.68 0.0
70 50 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
74 52 0.00 0.0
78 46 0.14 0.0
66 60 1.84 0.0
65 56 0.64 0.0
65 53 0.00 0.0
73 53 0.00 0.0
73 54 0.00 0.0
76 56 0.00 0.0
72 57 0.08 0.0
77 61 0.31 0.0
74 60 0.00 0.0
72 59 0.00 0.0
October 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
70 60 0.00 0.0
63 53 0.53 0.0
60 50 0.12 0.0
62 48 0.15 0.0
59 42 0.00 0.0
62 39 0.21 0.0
58 42 0.00 0.0
71 38 0.08 0.0
71 40 1.38 0.0
52 39 0.34 0.0
55 35 0.01 0.0
57 48 0.24 0.0
55 39 0.27 0.0
55 31 0.00 0.0
63 29 0.00 0.0
68 46 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
80 49 0.00 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
86 55 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
72 45 0.11 0.0
46 41 0.00 0.0
53 40 0.03 0.0
47 28 0.00 0.0
66 26 0.00 0.0
63 45 0.20 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
76 41 0.00 0.0
71 58 0.00 0.0
November 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
77 50 0.19 0.0
53 35 1.00 0.0
53 31 0.00 0.0
56 26 0.00 0.0
66 28 0.00 0.0
61 38 0.01 0.0
45 36 0.02 0.0
49 33 0.05 0.0
64 41 0.36 0.0
58 44 0.30 0.0
45 37 0.00 0.0
44 34 0.10 0.3
48 37 0.00 0.0
47 29 0.00 0.0
50 25 0.03 0.0
51 33 0.01 0.0
62 26 0.00 0.0
67 34 0.00 0.0
69 32 0.00 0.0
72 46 0.00 0.0
75 39 0.00 0.0
75 51 0.00 0.0
75 45 0.00 0.0
71 47 1.13 0.0
74 47 0.14 0.0
67 46 0.56 0.0
65 33 0.00 0.0
62 33 0.06 0.0
34 24 0.05 0.5
34 21 0.01 0.1
December 1979 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
44 21 0.00 0.0
31 19 0.03 0.3
41 13 0.00 0.0
49 25 0.00 0.0
63 26 0.00 0.0
61 38 0.13 0.0
56 31 0.00 0.0
46 24 0.00 0.0
47 20 0.00 0.0
59 27 0.00 0.0
70 37 0.00 0.0
68 47 0.85 0.0
47 34 0.88 0.0
42 24 0.00 0.0
54 19 0.00 0.0
56 26 0.04 0.0
26 15 0.01 0.1
39 12 0.00 0.0
51 27 0.00 0.0
55 21 0.00 0.0
55 35 0.00 0.0
56 39 0.00 0.0
62 45 0.13 0.0
56 48 0.39 0.0
49 35 0.31 0.0
38 33 0.04 0.0
36 31 0.00 0.0
40 24 0.00 0.0
34 25 0.00 0.0
46 25 0.00 0.0
28 22 0.00 0.0
Weather Station Details
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1949–2024 Charleston Yeager Airport location
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