Weather in March
arrives with the promise of the warm temperatures of spring in West Virginia
. The average day temperatures rise to register between the 43°F (6.1°C) to 53°F (11.7°C) range but the nights regularly drop below freezing with the temperatures in the 22°F (-5.6°C) to 36°F (2.2°C) range.
A slight increase in rainfall is evident during the spring, while snowfall sees a slight decrease to approximately 6" (152mm) to 8" (203mm) statewide. Mornings are foggy, especially in the mountains, and the trails are still snowy. Cold fronts are common even though the sun is in office for 13 to 14 days - the sun rays are not strong to break the cloud cover or thaw the snow.
Early spring, has warm, moist days and cold nights. The landscape gradually changes from the wintry white to bring in specks of green as the sunlight gathers strength by the end of March.
Pack in layered clothing, preferably with a raincoat, for availing early bird discounts, as the tourist season has not yet picked up.