Lorentz, West Virginia

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Lorentz, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Lorentz, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Lorentz, West Virginia
Lorentz, West Virginia
Lorentz, West Virginia is located in the US
Lorentz, West Virginia
Lorentz, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°00′39″N 80°18′08″W / 39.01083°N 80.30222°W / 39.01083; -80.30222Coordinates: 39°00′39″N 80°18′08″W / 39.01083°N 80.30222°W / 39.01083; -80.30222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Upshur
Elevation 1,447 ft (441 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26229
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1542457[1]

Lorentz is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States. Lorentz is located on U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 119 4 miles (6.4 km) west-northwest of Buckhannon. Lorentz has a post office with ZIP code 26229.[2]

The community was named after Jacob Lorentz, a businessperson in the banking industry.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lorentz has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

Climate data for Lorentz, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42)
7
(44)
12
(53)
18
(64)
23
(74)
27
(80)
28
(83)
28
(82)
25
(77)
19
(66)
12
(54)
7
(44)
18
(64)
Average low °C (°F) −6
(22)
−6
(22)
−1
(30)
3
(38)
9
(48)
13
(56)
16
(60)
14
(58)
11
(52)
4
(40)
−1
(31)
−4
(24)
4
(40)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 10
(4)
8.9
(3.5)
10.9
(4.3)
10
(4)
11.9
(4.7)
13
(5.1)
13.5
(5.3)
11.2
(4.4)
9.1
(3.6)
8.6
(3.4)
8.6
(3.4)
9.9
(3.9)
125.7
(49.5)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 386. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Lorentz, West Virginia
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 15, 2013.