Poultney, Vermont 

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Climate in Poultney, Vermont

Poultney, Vermont gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Poultney averages 67 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 165 sunny days per year in Poultney. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Poultney gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 133 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 67 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Poultney ranks 42/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Poultney, VermontUnited States
  40.6 in.38.1 in.
  66.7 in.27.8 in.
  132.8 days106.2 days
  165 days205 days
  82.5°85.8°
  9.6°21.7°
  4254
  2.94.3
  427 ft.2443 ft.

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Poultney with an average high temperature of 82.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Vermont. In Poultney, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Poultney are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Poultney with an average of 9.6°. This is warmer than most places in Vermont.


In Poultney, there are 6.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Vermont.


In Poultney, there are 154.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Vermont.


In Poultney, there are 18.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Vermont.


July is the wettest month in Poultney with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.6 inches in Poultney means that it is drier than most places in Vermont.


May is the rainiest month in Poultney with 12.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 132.8 rainy days annually in Poultney, which is less rainy than most places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 66.7 inches in Poultney means that it is less snowy than most places in Vermont.



January is the snowiest month in Poultney with 19.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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