"Higher annual rainfall than Seattle/Tacoma" Parkersburg Packing List Tip by kevanrijn

Parkersburg What to Pack: 1 reviews and 2 photos

  Our neighborhood during a November snowfall
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  • Our neighborhood during a November snowfall - Parkersburg
      Our neighborhood during a November snowfall
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  • We do get snow here in the winter - Parkersburg
      We do get snow here in the winter
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Average annual precipation is 41.5 inches--about 3 inches more than Seattle-Tacoma gets. Yet Seattle has the rep for being rainy. After living in both places, I know why. Seattle rainfall tends to be drizzles which go on for days. In Parkersburg, we get more rain, but "when it rains, it pours." In Seattle it virtually never rains from the beginning of June through the middle of September, then it rains for days on end from October through May. In Parkersburg, you are just as likely to get drenched in July as you are in March. I would certainly recommend you either check the forecast before you visit, or else pack a raincoat and umbrella. We sometimes go several weeks without any precipition, but if it does rain, you will wish you had your bumbershoot!

If you are visiting in November through March, you should make sure you have a coat. We do get cold temperatures (it was -3 degrees F last night) and snow, although sometimes we have temps in the sixties and seventies during the winter months (rare, but true).

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget your prescriptions....

Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera!

Phone: 1-800-752-4982 visitor's center

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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