The Times West Virginian

Local News

June 21, 2014

Warmth of summer welcomed

FAIRMONT — Today is the first official day of summer.

It’s the season for swimming, vacations, picnics and fireworks.

The weather is warmer, and people are heading outside.

“My favorite thing about summer is there’s no school, and you get to do a lot of things with your friends,” Jaden Kuroski, 13, said.

He and his friends go to the river, swim and play sports a lot through the summer, he said.

Mariah Cunningham, a Fairmont resident, is happy to have the cold, snowy winter behind her. The warm summer weather gives her more options as far as activities and things to do, she said.

“I’m enjoying the 80- and 90-degree weather. The thunderstorms aren’t even that bad,” said Cunningham. “So after as cold as it was, I really enjoy the temperatures being better.”

Cunningham is a director at a local day care, so she looks forward to taking the children to the splash park and the other playgrounds and parks in town.

While the spring brought storms and rain in the area, it hasn’t been out of the ordinary for this time of year.

So far, the area has seen 11 1/2 inches of rain, which is slightly under the spring precipitation rate of 12.08 inches.

We’re going through a warm spell right now, said Paul Walker, meteorologist at AccuWeather.com.

This will continue into July, but some large storms will move into the area from the upper Midwest in a few weeks, which will lead to an above normal level of precipitation throughout the first two-thirds of the month, Walker reported.

The weather could be a problem when it comes to outdoor vacations and activities, he said.

For beachgoers, water temperatures have been above normal along the eastern seaboard.

Campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts should be on the watch for early summer storms, though.

The area will see a warmer and drier end of July that will continue into August, ending the summer with a warmer pattern than normal, Walker said.

While summer may end for students and parents on Aug. 21 — the first day of school — fall officially begins at 10:29 p.m. Sept. 22.

Email Chelsi Baker at cbaker@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @cbakerTWV.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Police: Plaintiff threatens trooper, wife and children

    A plaintiff in a four-year-old fraud cause is now being accused of not only threatening a State Police officer, but the lives of his wife and children.

    July 23, 2014

  • Children's Hospital Daycare bake sale reaches 10 times goal for children's hospital

    Children from Sunbeam Early Learning Center visited West Virginia University's Children's Hospital today to make a special delivery.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rescue Squad at DAC.jpg Patches teaches home safety to DAC campers

    Patches and his fire truck “pumper” made a special visit to the Can-Do summer camp.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Commission wants to help finish memorial

    The Marion County Commission discussed the need to complete the Korean War Memorial.

    July 23, 2014

  • Statues 1 - MP.jpg Mascot carvings presented to FSU, PC&TC

    Pierpont Community & Technical College and Fairmont State University received special gifts Monday.
    Jason Stoner, an artist from Pennsylvania who specializes in wood carving, among other media, recently visited Fairmont as part of the Three Rivers Festival.
    “This gentleman has been carving professionally for nine years … He travels all around the area,” said Bill Pickrell, who helped make the project a reality.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Fairmont Council OKs FCDP application for state grant

    Tuesday, Fairmont City Council authorized the Fairmont Community Development Partnership’s (FCDP) application to the state’s Community Participation Grant program.
    The West Virginia Development Office Community Development Division’s Community Participation grant would provide $25,000 for the FCDP to demolish and redevelop a Fairmont property into low-income affordable housing.

    July 23, 2014

  • Pleasant Valley Council awards park renovation

     The Pleasant Valley town council accepted the bid to renovate a town park.
    The park project was planned by the Thrasher Engineering Group. Thrasher presented seven companies that placed bids on the project along with the costs broken down for how much it would cost to pay for each item involved in the process.

    July 23, 2014

  • FFCU Ground Breaking main -JB .jpg FFCU breaks ground on $9M project

     Fairmont Federal Credit Union is growing and showing its continued commitment to the community.
    On Tuesday morning, the credit union held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Marion County Branch and Corporate Offices, a project that will total $9 million, including the price of the property.

    July 23, 2014 4 Photos

  • Keeping NASA IV&V in Marion County

    NASA is in the process of determining the future of the Independent Verification and Validation Program in Fairmont.
    NASA’s Office of Inspector General recently conducted an audit, from March 2013 through June 2014, to find out if the IV&V Program, located in the I-79 Technology Park, is using its funding appropriately. The report was released July 16.

    July 23, 2014

  • County woman arrested on child neglect charges

    A Marion County woman has been arrested on charges of child neglect.
    According to a criminal complaint filed at Marion County Magistrate Court, on July 14 Fairmont City Police responded to a possible missing person call at Benoni Avenue.

    July 23, 2014

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads