Shepherdstown, WV has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The temperature varies greatly throughout the year. In the summer (June-August), the weather is typically hot, humid and sticky. As fall approaches (September-November), temperatures drop. Winter (December-March) brings very cold temperatures along with some ice and snow. Spring (April-May) has beautiful days of temperate weather. Shepherdstown has no predictable season for rain although Spring and Fall tend to be wetter than other times of the year.
Coping with cold weather:
- Layer your clothing. A sweater with a light jacket can help in spring and fall!
- Folding umbrellas that can fit into a backpack or purse are common and useful!
- Accessories such as gloves/mittens, hats, and scares can be kept in a backpack!
Weather in Shepherdstown, WV varies greatly and different types of clothing are required for each season, particularly winter when heavy waterproof snow coats and footwear are needed. Formal dress is not required for attending classes, but some events might ask for formal wear. See some examples on the right of clothing students wear to class.