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    whether it is

    by davecallahan Written Jan 24, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Staunton has basically two seasons: summer which starts in late April and continues right through into October; and the rest of the year, which is a mix off cool weather, rain, sleet, snow and intermittent sunshine.

    The long summer-like weather in the hill-lands is hot (with temperatures well into the nineties often) but is moderated by cool breezes from the shaded side of the hills. In these valleys, mornings begin when the sun rises over the east hill and day ends abruptly when the sun descends below the west hill. Summer showers from clouds that get snagged on the hills are welcome relief to the heat.
    (High-Low-Average for Apr 78°F 57°F 67°F, May 84°F 64°F 73°F, Jun 88°F 70°F 79°F, Jul 90°F 73°F 81°F , Aug 89°F 72°F 80°F, Sep 86°F 68°F 76°F, Oct 78°F 58°F 67°F )

    By Hallowen, you are into Fall-Winter which is a little cooler (especially in the evenings) and it gradually leads into snow and other forms of precipitation. In February, you slide into Winter-Spring with more rain than snow and eventually the new growth of wild flowers on the hillsides. By April, you know that summer is just around the corner.
    (High-Low-Average for Nov 70°F 50°F 59°F, Dec 62°F 43°F 52°F, Jan 59°F 41°F 49°F, Feb 64°F 44°F 53°F,Mar 71°F 51°F 61°F, Apr 78°F 57°F 67°F)

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    which 11?

    by davecallahan Updated Mar 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: There are three route 11 in Staunton: US11, US11 Bypass, US11 Business. Being unfamiliar with the area, we often were not sure which route 11 we were on when we tried to find places around the Staunton area. "Does this look familiar?" was a mantra between my wife and myself often during this part of our vacation.

    TIP: when someone says "off route 11" as part of their instructions in Staunton, be sure to ask "which route 11?". It will save you some backtracking.

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