He found it interesting that West Virginia as a whole saw a cool autumn during the months of September, October and November and still ended up with the third warmest year on record.
Among the most memorable of 2012 weather events would be the derecho, the fast, furious storm that swept the state on June 29, leaving a path of devastation and power outages in its wake. Kanawha County temperatures soared to 100 degrees or more on June 28, 29 and 30. It was the first time a derecho hit West Virginia since 1991. http://www.dailymail.com/News/201207020237
Those without power suffered in the heat or took refuge in shelters as power crews worked diligently. Thunderstorms that followed created more complications with power restoration.
On Oct. 30, a blizzard brought on by Hurricane Sandy dumped heavy, wet snow on the Mountain State, knocking out electricity and leaving residents shivering or again heading to area shelters for a reprieve. http://www.dailymail.com/News/201210300018
From tornadoes in March and the derecho in June to the snowstorm in October, the year of 2012 had memorable moments, Batty said.
While environmentalists point to climate change due to global warming, Batty declines to enter that discussion.
"Is every year going to be that way? I hope not," Batty said.
Immediate weather reports for Kanawha County appear much more gentle.
Overnight rain was expected to move out this morning with temperatures reaching the high 30s. Temperatures over the next few days are expected to be in the 40s and 50s and then begin to cool heading into next week.