Weather Conditions

West Virginia Weather in September

West Virginia is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, which extend north into southeastern Canada and south to the US State of Alabama. September in West Virginia brings the fall season, and the leaves will likely have started changing to their orange and red autumn colors just in time for the 2020 IMRC. Temperatures range from 44°F (6.7°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) with an average high temperature of about 70°F (21.1°C). September typically sees 3" (76.2mm) to 4" (101.6mm) of rain and 15 days of sun.

There will likely be some cold winds and the temperatures will drop in the evening, so all-weather clothing is recommended with something warmer if you plan to do additional outdoor activities.

Team safety is the number one priority at the 2020 International Mines Rescue Competition. In the event of inclement weather (Lightning) that may affect the outdoor firefighting scenario and Mine Rescue Skills Team Challenge, the following guidelines will be

If a lightning strike is detected within a 15 mile radius, the teams will be taken into a holding area until the lightning has been cleared for 15 minutes. Teams will not be delayed for more than 2 hours. If the event cannot be completed at the scheduled time and/or date at the team’s discretion, another attempt will be made later that day (pending visibility conditions) or on Friday, September 18th to complete any affected portion of the competition.