View from Bald Knob, West Virginia

May 13, 2020


Photographer: Josh Brenneman 
Summary Authors: Josh Brenneman; Jim Foster

Shown above is the view from the summit of Bald Knob, West Virginia, on the eastern rim of Canaan Valley, as observed on April 15, 2020. Note that the camera is facing south-southwest. It's easy to see why West Virginia is called the Mountain State. At an elevation of 4,360 ft. (1,329 m), snow can accumulate from October through May. About 4 inches (10 cm) fell the day before this photo was taken. Though this has been an underwhelming snow season here, as well as for much of the eastern U.S., the monthly total for April in Canaan Valley was near the long-term average of 12 inches (30 cm).