Blairton, West Virginia

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Blairton
Blairton is located in West Virginia
Blairton
Blairton
Location within the state of West Virginia
Blairton is located in the United States
Blairton
Blairton
Blairton (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°27′9″N 77°55′13″W / 39.45250°N 77.92028°W / 39.45250; -77.92028Coordinates: 39°27′9″N 77°55′13″W / 39.45250°N 77.92028°W / 39.45250; -77.92028
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyBerkeley
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Blairton is an unincorporated community on Opequon Creek located east of Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Blairton was originally named Opequan Station because of its location on the Opequon along the railroad.

Climate[edit]

Blairton lies in the transition from a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) to a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa), with four distinct seasons. Winters are cool to cold with a January daily mean temperature of 30.9 °F (−0.6 °C) and an average seasonal snowfall of 26.6 inches (68 cm), while summers are hot and humid with a July daily mean temperature of 74.7 °F (23.7 °C) and 27 days of 90 °F (32 °C)+ readings annually. Precipitation is moderate, with winter being the driest period and May thru July the wettest. Extreme temperatures range from −18 °F (−28 °C) on January 21, 1994 up to 112 °F (44 °C) on July 11, 1936.