Bennington County, Vermont 

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Climate in Bennington County, Vermont

Bennington County, Vermont gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bennington County averages 79 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in Bennington County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bennington County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 146 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 79 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Bennington, VermontUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  79.4 in.27.8 in.
  146.1 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  79.1°85.8°
  10.2°21.7°
  6.27
  3.44.3
  1705 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 Bennington County with an average high temperature of 79.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Vermont. In Bennington County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bennington County are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bennington County with an average of 10.2°. This is one of the warmest places in Vermont.


In Bennington County, there are 1.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Vermont.


In Bennington County, there are 162.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Vermont.


In Bennington County, there are 14.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Vermont.


June is the wettest month in Bennington County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.7 inches in Bennington County means that it is one of the wettest places in Vermont.


May is the rainiest month in Bennington County with 13.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.5 rainy days. There are 146.1 rainy days annually in Bennington County, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 79.4 inches in Bennington County means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in Bennington County with 20.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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