Newport News is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia. The city itself has about 180,000 inhabitants, but the total metropolitan region has well over 1.5 million.
Newport News has a warm climate with daytime temperatures in January even above 10 °C and in summer days average around 30 °C. Nights average between 2 °C and 22 °C and the absolute high and low are 41 °C and -20 °C respectively. Although it has mild winters, there still is an average snowfall of about 15 centimetres, mostly during brief cold spells. Average annual rainfall is about 1,200 mm with summers seeing heavier downpours, while winters are somewhat drier. The location of Newport News is favorable regarding the avoiding of storms: too far north for tropical storms (hurricanes) and too far south for the storms orginating more to the north. Also tornadoes don't reach this area usually.
Newport News has its own international airport.
The Northeast Regional , operated by Amtrak, travels between Boston and Newport News, Virginia.
Check Greyhound for options.
See also International Telephone Calls
The US Postal Service is very good and well priced mail system. There are post offices in every small and large town for sending packages internationally or domestically. If wanting to send a letter or postcard it is best just to leave it in a blue mail box with the proper postage. There are also private postal services like FedEx, UPS and DHL.
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