The Natural Phenomenon In West Virginia That Only Happens During Wintertime

The Mountain State is no stranger to frigid weather conditions in the wintertime. Outside of the higher elevations and the ski resorts, the average snowfall in West Virginia is in the neighborhood of 36 inches. But we don’t need to see snow to discover amazing climate-driven surprises on the landscape. Take the following phenomena that occur during the winter. Both rime ice and hoarfrost are simply astounding in both their beauty and origins.

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Have you encountered rime ice or a hoarfrost flower yet this year?

Can’t wait for Old Man Winter to make another appearance in the Mountain State? Here are 15 images of breathtaking snow-covered landscapes to motivate and inspire you while you wait for that first big snow.