The National Weather Service (NWS) in Charleston said the three months of the "winter season 2013/2014," December, January and February, were on average two-to-three degrees colder than normal.
That was considered a far enough departure to be noticeable. It was not considered unusually colder than normal. The NWS said two factors that may have made the winter feel particularly cold were two previous milder winters and four-consecutive-years of above-zero temperatures.
The winter 2013/2014 season was not even among the top ten coldest in any of north-central West Virginia's major cities.
2013/2014 winter season average temperatures were as follows.
Elkins: 28.9 degrees.
Clarksburg: 30.1 degrees
Charleston: 33.6 degrees