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Lorentz, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Upshur
Elevation 1,447 ft (441 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26229
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1542457

Lorentz is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States. Lorentz is located on U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 119 4 miles (6.4 km) west-northwest of Buckhannon. Lorentz has a post office with ZIP code 26229.

The community was named after Jacob Lorentz, a businessperson in the banking industry.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lorentz has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Lorentz, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.6
(42)
6.7
(44)
11.7
(53)
17.8
(64)
23.3
(74)
26.7
(80)
28.3
(83)
27.8
(82)
25
(77)
18.9
(66)
12.2
(54)
6.7
(44)
17.8
(64)
Average low °C (°F) -5.6
(22)
-5.6
(22)
-1.1
(30)
3.3
(38)
8.9
(48)
13.3
(56)
15.6
(60)
14.4
(58)
11.1
(52)
4.4
(40)
-0.6
(31)
-4.4
(24)
4.4
(40)
Precipitation cm (inches) 10
(4)
9
(3.5)
11
(4.3)
10
(4)
12
(4.7)
13
(5.1)
13
(5.3)
11
(4.4)
9
(3.6)
9
(3.4)
9
(3.4)
10
(3.9)
126
(49.5)
Source: Weatherbase
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