Rutland, Vermont 

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Climate in Rutland, Vermont

Rutland, Vermont gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rutland averages 78 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 168 sunny days per year in Rutland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rutland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 137 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 78 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Rutland is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Vermont.

6.2 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rutland, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rutland, VermontUnited States
  43.0 in.38.1 in.
  77.8 in.27.8 in.
  137.2 days106.2 days
  168 days205 days
  80.2°85.8°
  7.1°21.7°
  6.27
  2.94.3
  646 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

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 Rutland with an average high temperature of 80.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Vermont. In Rutland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rutland are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rutland with an average of 7.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Vermont.


In Rutland, there are 3.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.


In Rutland, there are 172.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.


In Rutland, there are 23.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.


July is the wettest month in Rutland with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.5 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 43.0 inches in Rutland means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont.


June is the rainiest month in Rutland with 12.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 137.2 rainy days annually in Rutland, which is less rainy than most places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 77.8 inches in Rutland means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in Rutland with 20.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    quality of life - 12/28/2015
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    High Taxes - 3/4/2010
    People think before you move into this area, they keep raising taxes and people are moving out of this area. Very expensive to... Read More

    Rutland, Vermont... not the place to be - 9/28/2008
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