Elsewhere in the Tidewater and Piedmont regions, continental weather overcomes the eastern marine influence to produce colder winters.In the mountains winter temperatures of 0 °F (−18 °C) may occur, and cool nights in summer follow daytime highs that usually stay below 90 °F (32 °C).Game fish and smaller panfish abound in Virginia’s inland waters and offshore.is one of the world’s richest marine-life estuaries, noted for finfish, blue crabs, oysters, and clams.The province is deeply interlaced by tidal rivers and is dominated by the Northern Neck Peninsula, the Middle Peninsula, and the Virginia Peninsula—all west of . In the Tidewater, the tidal lowlands are usually covered with loam, a mixed soil rich in organic materials. In the Piedmont, clay and limestone soils dominate, and limestone soils are found in the valley areas west of the Blue Ridge.The state’s climate, generally mild and equable, varies according to elevation and proximity to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Over the centuries, differences in speech developed as a result of both class structure and isolation.
Forests of the Tidewater and Piedmont areas have mainly pine and some hardwood.
Cover other than trees includes marsh grass in the Tidewater and broom sedge, crabgrass, wire grass, and cultivated crops elsewhere.
The mountainous areas contain tracts of various coniferous species and hardwoods such as hickory and oak.
Bluegrass and field crops generally cover nearby valleys.