February is cold in West Virginia with the average temperatures in the 15°F (-9.4°C) to 47°F (8.3°C) zone across different regions of the state. The eastern mountains block cold air masses that are unable to pass to the west side most of the time and bring severe cold to West Virginia's eastern valley regions during the winter. Bartow averages 19°F (-7.2°C) to 39°F (3.9°C), while Canaan Valley Park is in the 16°F (-8.9°C) to 36°F (2.2°C) range. Snowstorms tap the state during the winter though they are rarely destructive or deposit vast quantities of snow. The sunshine is usually bleak with the sun present on the horizon for hardly 10 days on an average. Cloud coverage is almost universal in the state, along with the light but persistent rain showers. Overall, expect to have snow and ice cover on the ground in most places amid cloudy skies and rare sunny days. No wonder that February lags the charts in popularity to visit West Virginia!