At his beautiful Monticello home, Thomas Jefferson made two daily documentations about Charlottesville weather. With four distinct seasons, each offering a new way to explore our town, we suspect the nation's third president was quite busy with this task.
Falls in Charlottesville are simply famous. With fall foliage in full effect and high temperatures in mid-November still averaging in the 60s, autumn yields a wonderful opportunity for travelers to visit our historic region. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains can been seen radiating red and orange during the transition to the colder months.
Winters in and around Albemarle County are typically mild. The area averages only seven inches of snow a year and snowstorms tend to be more of a beautiful spectacle than an inconvenience. By the time mid-March rolls around, high temperatures are once again averaging above 60 degrees and the vegetation woven through and around the community springs to life. April and May produce picturesque weather and colorful displays of flowers, both highlighted during the community's annual Garden Week Celebration.
Summers, like the rest of the east coast, tend to be hot and humid. However, a cool valley breeze often breaks up the heat when temperatures cross above the 90 degrees mark. Visitors often find themselves lucky to witness the unforgettable scene of a strong afternoon thunderstorm spilling over the surrounding mountains.