The the region’s geographic location provides for a moderate climate with four distinct seasons allowing year round use and enjoyment of the Roanoke River Blueway and surrounding amenities.

Local Weather

Weather in the upper Roanoke River watershed is influenced by a range of factors (seasonality, fronts,  time of day) and can vary considerably over short periods of time and location in the watershed. Blueway users should check weather conditions prior to embarking on a Blueway adventure and plan/prepare accordingly.

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The predominate climate of the upper Roanoke River watershed is the humid subtropic climate (cfa) characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters with precipitation distributed throughout the year.

Roanoke Climate Information (U.S Climate Data)
Roanoke Historical Climate Summary (Southeast Regional Climate Center)