Rutland County, Vermont 

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Climate in Rutland County, Vermont

Rutland County, Vermont gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rutland County averages 80 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 Rutland County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rutland County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 141 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 8
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 80 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Rutland County is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Vermont.

6.3 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rutland County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rutland, VermontUnited States
  44.2 in.38.1 in.
  80.1 in.27.8 in.
  140.6 days106.2 days
  165 days205 days
  80.1°85.8°
  8.3°21.7°
  6.37
  2.94.3
  1252 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 County with an average high temperature of 80.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Vermont. In Rutland County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rutland County are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rutland County with an average of 8.3°. This is warmer than most places in Vermont.


In Rutland County, there are 3.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.


In Rutland County, there are 166.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Vermont.


In Rutland County, there are 19.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Vermont.


July is the wettest month in Rutland County 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 44.2 inches in Rutland County means that it is wetter than most places in Vermont.


May is the rainiest month in Rutland County with 13.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.7 rainy days. There are 140.6 rainy days annually in Rutland County, 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 80.1 inches in Rutland County means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in Rutland County with 20.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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