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Coast Guard National Maritime Center

100 Forbes Dr Martinsburg, WV 25404

In Martinsburg, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 87°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 95°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 29 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 87°F and low of 66°F. The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 30 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 24°F and high of 40°F.


The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from April 2 to August 22, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 17. The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from August 22 to April 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on October 20.

Lake in West Virginia

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Cost of Living
Compared to other cities in West Virginia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Martinsburg, WV is 94, which is 8% higher than the West Virginia average and 6% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Martinsburg, WV are 3% higher than the average for West Virginia and 5% higher than the rest of the country.

Getting to Know the Area
The Coast Guard National Maritime Center is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Martinsburg is in Berkeley County in the tip of the state’s Eastern Panhandle region in the lower Shenandoah Valley. Nearby cities include Hagerstown, MD, Winchester, Va, Washington DC, and Baltimore, MD.


There are several historical sites in Martinsburg, WV including the Adam Stephen House, childhood home of Belle Boyd, the B & O Roundhouse, and the For the Kids By George Museum.


Visit Main Street in downtown Martinsburg and enjoy live music, events, shopping, restaurants, and farmers markets. For more information about Downtown Martinsburg visit


The Martinsburg-Berkeley area is home to more than 16 public parks, two indoor recreation centers and two public swimming pools. There is an offering of a wide variety of recreation programs, special events, and outdoor adventures that meet the diverse needs of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County citizens. Visit for more information about the Parks and Rec programs.


Some other points of interest include W. Randy Smith Recreation Center, Poor House Farm Park, Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, and War Memorial Park,


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Martinsburg VA Medical Center in West Virginia
Martinsburg West Virginia

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Martinsburg West Virginia

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