Charleston Weather in 1981

Historical record of Charleston, West Virginia weather for the year 1981 based on NOAA data.
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1981 Charleston Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 93 °F July 26
Lowest temperature -2 °F February 12
Highest daily low 76 °F July 20
Lowest daily high 14 °F January 4
Most daily precipitation 1.1 inches July 28
Most daily snow 3.0 inches February 11
Total annual precipitation 35.8 inches -
Total annual snow 32.1 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Charleston in 1981
Rank Temperature Date
1 93 °F Jul 26
2 92 °F Aug 31
2 92 °F Aug 5
2 92 °F Jul 19
5 91 °F Aug 28
5 91 °F Jul 28
5 91 °F Jul 27
5 91 °F Jul 25
5 91 °F Jul 24
5 91 °F Jul 13
5 91 °F Jul 9
5 91 °F Jun 16
Lowest Temperatures in Charleston in 1981
Rank Temperature Date
1 -2 °F February 12
1 -2 °F January 5
3 2 °F January 11
4 3 °F January 4
5 4 °F February 13
5 4 °F February 5
5 4 °F January 8
8 6 °F December 21
8 6 °F February 11
8 6 °F January 10
January 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
38 31 0.21 1.9
35 23 0.02 0.3
38 11 0.00 0.0
14 3 0.00 0.0
24 -2 0.00 0.0
40 8 0.20 2.2
33 15 0.07 0.7
28 4 0.00 0.0
31 16 0.00 0.0
21 6 0.00 0.0
19 2 0.02 0.4
18 7 0.03 0.6
36 17 0.05 0.9
43 24 0.00 0.0
36 29 0.07 0.7
32 20 0.04 1.0
24 19 0.04 0.4
37 18 0.00 0.0
44 21 0.00 0.0
42 28 0.01 0.0
40 34 0.32 0.0
39 34 0.01 0.0
37 32 0.00 0.0
48 28 0.00 0.0
62 23 0.00 0.0
63 48 0.00 0.0
55 31 0.00 0.0
47 22 0.00 0.0
37 24 0.00 0.0
32 16 0.00 0.0
42 8 0.00 0.0
February 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
55 35 0.96 0.0
44 14 0.31 0.8
17 9 0.00 0.0
25 14 0.00 0.0
31 4 0.00 0.0
41 21 0.00 0.0
49 18 0.00 0.0
41 19 0.42 3.0
38 8 0.00 0.0
57 26 0.11 0.0
59 6 0.29 3.0
23 -2 0.00 0.0
41 4 0.00 0.0
52 19 0.00 0.0
62 22 0.00 0.0
60 34 0.24 0.0
61 47 0.10 0.0
70 39 0.00 0.0
59 50 0.48 0.0
51 45 0.20 0.0
55 38 0.00 0.0
64 32 0.02 0.0
57 39 0.87 0.0
41 37 0.06 0.0
55 33 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.00 0.0
58 22 0.00 0.0
66 38 0.53 0.0
March 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
46 37 0.03 0.0
42 33 0.01 0.0
42 26 0.00 0.0
43 24 0.20 0.0
42 34 0.20 0.0
41 30 0.04 0.4
39 26 0.01 0.1
38 23 0.00 0.0
44 32 0.00 0.0
50 33 0.00 0.0
43 34 0.00 0.0
56 30 0.00 0.0
61 38 0.00 0.0
44 26 0.00 0.0
64 21 0.00 0.0
51 25 0.39 0.2
50 24 0.07 0.6
35 27 0.13 1.9
32 24 0.10 2.5
34 24 0.07 1.3
47 29 0.00 0.0
45 28 0.07 0.4
56 35 0.02 0.1
56 30 0.00 0.0
57 35 0.00 0.0
64 28 0.00 0.0
61 41 0.30 0.0
74 27 0.00 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
69 56 0.16 0.0
83 43 0.00 0.0
April 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
74 55 0.04 0.0
73 47 0.00 0.0
84 41 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.18 0.0
60 42 0.51 0.0
52 35 0.04 0.0
70 27 0.00 0.0
81 45 0.00 0.0
70 48 0.07 0.0
70 37 0.11 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
81 61 0.28 0.0
86 58 0.01 0.0
78 48 0.20 0.0
60 36 0.00 0.0
75 30 0.02 0.0
69 56 0.99 0.0
77 56 0.01 0.0
69 45 0.04 0.0
57 41 0.24 0.0
64 30 0.00 0.0
73 42 0.00 0.0
72 57 0.23 0.0
59 42 0.08 0.0
60 41 0.04 0.0
66 32 0.00 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.45 0.0
69 52 0.50 0.0
May 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
58 45 0.03 0.0
60 39 0.00 0.0
72 32 0.00 0.0
81 40 0.00 0.0
83 47 0.00 0.0
64 46 0.40 0.0
65 38 0.00 0.0
75 35 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
75 60 0.05 0.0
63 49 0.20 0.0
54 43 0.07 0.0
73 38 0.00 0.0
83 52 0.66 0.0
59 49 0.02 0.0
68 49 0.00 0.0
75 43 0.00 0.0
60 50 0.93 0.0
53 49 0.55 0.0
68 48 0.04 0.0
74 46 0.00 0.0
80 44 0.00 0.0
84 47 0.00 0.0
85 52 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.02 0.0
74 62 0.15 0.0
72 61 0.24 0.0
76 60 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.23 0.0
70 57 0.19 0.0
June 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 56 0.47 0.0
84 63 0.34 0.0
85 64 0.75 0.0
77 67 0.16 0.0
85 66 0.29 0.0
73 68 0.88 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
86 54 0.00 0.0
87 71 0.08 0.0
82 69 0.35 0.0
81 63 0.00 0.0
86 63 0.13 0.0
87 69 0.66 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.22 0.0
77 59 0.03 0.0
86 55 0.00 0.0
86 66 0.01 0.0
79 66 0.55 0.0
87 63 0.58 0.0
85 65 0.07 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
87 56 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.56 0.0
76 57 0.00 0.0
77 49 0.00 0.0
85 52 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
87 66 0.33 0.0
July 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 65 0.00 0.0
79 64 0.00 0.0
83 65 0.04 0.0
84 61 0.04 0.0
78 68 0.84 0.0
81 69 0.02 0.0
88 69 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
90 69 0.23 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
91 64 0.03 0.0
89 67 0.08 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.00 0.0
87 64 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.00 0.0
92 66 0.00 0.0
89 76 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.58 0.0
82 63 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
91 65 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.00 0.0
93 71 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.04 0.0
91 70 1.08 0.0
74 57 0.04 0.0
80 55 0.00 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
August 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 57 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.02 0.0
87 69 0.04 0.0
90 68 0.00 0.0
92 68 0.71 0.0
79 68 0.30 0.0
81 66 0.27 0.0
84 64 0.00 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
84 64 0.60 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.29 0.0
83 67 0.01 0.0
75 53 0.00 0.0
82 51 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.00 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
88 54 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
91 63 0.00 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
89 64 0.00 0.0
92 62 0.00 0.0
September 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
90 66 0.11 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
86 70 0.24 0.0
85 67 0.10 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.00 0.0
78 58 0.51 0.0
75 53 0.00 0.0
79 47 0.00 0.0
84 53 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
88 57 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.24 0.0
70 60 0.76 0.0
73 58 0.12 0.0
65 47 0.00 0.0
62 46 0.14 0.0
67 49 0.03 0.0
77 56 0.00 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
75 51 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.00 0.0
68 40 0.00 0.0
79 41 0.00 0.0
83 52 0.00 0.0
81 63 0.00 0.0
69 46 0.00 0.0
73 39 0.00 0.0
78 53 0.11 0.0
October 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
84 56 0.35 0.0
57 43 0.00 0.0
61 39 0.00 0.0
73 35 0.00 0.0
76 53 0.08 0.0
75 53 0.25 0.0
61 44 0.00 0.0
61 37 0.00 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
66 45 0.00 0.0
71 50 0.00 0.0
72 45 0.00 0.0
69 38 0.00 0.0
75 34 0.00 0.0
64 44 0.00 0.0
67 44 0.01 0.0
74 36 0.00 0.0
67 45 0.29 0.0
51 32 0.05 0.0
67 28 0.00 0.0
73 33 0.00 0.0
72 44 0.03 0.0
57 36 0.59 0.0
49 25 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.09 0.0
64 53 0.64 0.0
64 51 0.05 0.0
62 42 0.00 0.0
71 37 0.00 0.0
74 48 0.00 0.0
73 42 0.00 0.0
November 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
71 44 0.00 0.0
72 46 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
77 47 0.00 0.0
63 54 0.67 0.0
54 43 0.00 0.0
51 33 0.00 0.0
63 28 0.00 0.0
59 38 0.00 0.0
51 41 0.00 0.0
54 35 0.00 0.0
53 26 0.00 0.0
60 25 0.00 0.0
65 25 0.00 0.0
62 28 0.00 0.0
62 28 0.00 0.0
58 44 0.01 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
73 32 0.02 0.0
67 31 0.14 0.2
33 30 0.03 0.3
33 21 0.00 0.0
50 16 0.11 0.0
42 35 0.29 0.0
45 28 0.00 0.0
71 27 0.00 0.0
65 36 0.02 0.0
38 34 0.00 0.0
43 26 0.00 0.0
47 21 0.00 0.0
December 1981 Charleston Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
64 47 0.03 0.0
58 40 0.00 0.0
49 34 0.02 0.0
42 36 0.22 0.0
37 30 0.00 0.0
41 24 0.00 0.0
55 27 0.00 0.0
56 31 0.01 0.1
31 24 0.06 0.6
28 23 0.05 0.5
31 21 0.00 0.0
35 29 0.00 0.0
43 20 0.00 0.0
36 28 0.25 0.0
33 31 0.10 1.0
35 23 0.00 0.0
43 22 0.46 2.6
30 19 0.11 1.1
23 16 0.10 1.9
26 9 0.00 0.0
35 6 0.22 0.4
62 33 0.64 0.0
65 38 0.14 0.0
40 32 0.00 0.0
46 26 0.00 0.0
47 26 0.00 0.0
52 28 0.01 0.0
55 27 0.05 0.0
40 23 0.00 0.0
43 15 0.00 0.0
48 24 0.24 0.0
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1949–2024 Charleston Yeager Airport location
1892–1948 Charleston location