The Town of
Glasgow, Virginia

Our Climate

The Glasgow area experiences a generally temperate climate with warm summers, and cold, but not severe, winters. Annual average minimum temperatures are 44.5 (f) and average maximum temperatures are 66.4 (f). Rainfall, snowfall and other weather averaged for the past 37 years is shown on the table below.

There are three general types of storms that affect Glasgow, namely continental, coastal and frontal. Continental storms originate over the northwestern or central portion of the United States. They generally move easterly across the country to the Appalachian Mountains, which tend to stall them. Continental storms are not limited to any particular season or month. Coastal storms are generally tropical hurricanes, which originate in the South Atlantic or Western Caribbean primarily in the fall and spring, and move northward through the southeastern states. Storms of this type, particularly Camille, Agnes and Isabelle have caused extensive flooding and other damage in different portions of the state. Locally, Camille and Agnes produced severe flooding. Finally, frontal storms occur when warm moist air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico encounters cold dry air masses coming down out of Canada. The warm moist air is lifted above the cooler air causing precipitation to condense and fall. Storms such as this could as in 1985 and 1995, be slow moving, causing torrential rains to fall over an area for a prolonged period of time resulting in flooding. See our
History Page for more about the Town's history in dealing with flooding.

   
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