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Old 06-27-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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I can't argue with that. However, my daughter has lived in
Martinsburg for some time now. They get very little snow there.
They seem to get more in Charleston (WV). Maybe when it
fizzles out it snows.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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I can't argue with that. However, my daughter has lived in
Martinsburg for some time now. They get very little snow there.
They seem to get more in Charleston (WV). Maybe when it
fizzles out it snows.
The Eastern Panhandle is on the eastern slope of the Appalachians - precip is squeezed out over the mountains, resulting in rather dry (mini-desert) conditions on the eastern slopes. This means less rain and also less snow in places like Martinsville. I lived in Roanoke for 10 years, also on the eastern slope - it was so dry, I considered removing all bushes and flowers and replacing with cactus - in fact, prickly pear cactus does grow naturally on the shale barrens of eastern slope in the E. panhandle of WV, and in western Virginia.

p.s. I think we have hijacked the poor lady's thread :-)
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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Maybe not. Now she knows if she wants warmer weather, she should locate in Martinsburg, Charleston, or Tim's Huntington. If she wants outstanding nearby outdoor amenities, a strong job market, and good cultural setting she should locate in Morgantown. She just has some choices to make, which is just as it should be. In any event, she is making a good choice by moving to
West Virginia.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:18 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Thanks Clint! Will check it out.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:34 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I am not moving only for weather. WV is one place I am thinking about.
I like snow with in reason, but Long Island winters are looonnnggg -and I might add ugly.
Last winter the snow was out of control - but not just on LI

What I do like is an earlier longer spring and a longer later autumn.

I live in a University town now and I love it. it takes away some of the obnoxiousness of the suburbs and adds some culture and diversity.

So are you saying RVAtoCNC that people on the eastern Panhandle would tend to resent northerners?
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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I am not moving only for weather. WV is one place I am thinking about.
I like snow with in reason, but Long Island winters are looonnnggg -and I might add ugly.
Last winter the snow was out of control - but not just on LI

What I do like is an earlier longer spring and a longer later autumn.

I live in a University town now and I love it. it takes away some of the obnoxiousness of the suburbs and adds some culture and diversity.

So are you saying RVAtoCNC that people on the eastern Panhandle would tend to resent northerners?
no, not at all - well, may be some of long time residents and oldtimers resent the growth, but the e. panhandle these days is a far suburban area of DC. Many who work in the DC or nearby MD or No. VA have "migrated" out there, and most of these migrants are originally from places like NY, PA, Maryland or elsewhere.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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Sheena,
I'll dm you a link to my house.

We do have 4 true seasons. Check out these averages at weather.com; [url=http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/vacationplanner/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/25442?role]Average Weather for Shenandoah Junction, WV - Temperature and Precipitation[/url]=
(If the link doesn't work go to weather.com and use 25442 as the location. Then go to ten day and scroll down to choose averages.) Check out the consistancy in the average rainfall, this is far from an eastern slope mini desert climate as RVAtoCNC claims. As most locations, our climate varies from the averages; this winter we had snowzilla to deal with here and now it's very hot. But we are really at the top of the Shenandoah Valley and enjoy some very fertile land with a good climate. Our little garden plot does quite well, and we don't have any cacti.
Most of us "old-timers" don't resent the growth. It has been the orchard & farm owners who have profited from selling land to build the new homes on. And those of us in real estate & construcdtion make our living from growth. The only issue is usually with the small but vocal group of immigrants from the DC area who move out here to get away from the high taxes & overcrowding, and then cry for more county services.
This is a very diverse location, I don't think you'll find any general resentment towards any specific group of people.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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Default West Virginia on my mind. Any advice?

"My Nephew goes to University of WV"

It is known ONLY as "West Virginia University," or, of course, "WVU"-'Where lessons are learned, and couches are burned'
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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"My Nephew goes to University of WV"

It is known ONLY as "West Virginia University," or, of course, "WVU"-'Where lessons are learned, and couches are burned'
???
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