Windham County, VT Climate


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Windham County, Vermont has a humid continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual temperature is around 45 °F (7 °C). During the winter months, temperatures can plummet to as low as -20 °F (-29 °C). Snowfall is common throughout the winter months with an average of 73 inches (185 cm). Summers are usually mild and sunny with temperatures reaching up to 85°F (29° C). Precipitation is abundant with average yearly rainfall of 43 inches (109 cm) and occasional thunderstorms during late spring and summer months.

Windham County, Vermont gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Windham County averages 83 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in Windham County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Windham County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 145 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 10
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 83 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

9 Summer - 3.7 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Windham County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateWindham, VermontUnited States
  49.7 in.38.1 in.
  82.9 in.27.8 in.
  144.6 days106.2 days
  191 days205 days
  79.5°85.8°
  9.5°21.7°
  6.27
  3.54.3
  1362 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 Windham County with an average high temperature of 79.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Vermont. In Windham County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Windham County are August, July and June.
In Windham County, there are 3.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Windham County with an average of 9.5°. This is warmer than most places in Vermont.
In Windham County, there are 167.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Vermont.
In Windham County, there are 14.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Vermont.
Humidity in Windham County is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and June.
October is the wettest month in Windham County with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.7 inches in Windham County means that it is one of the wettest places in Vermont.
May is the rainiest month in Windham County with 14.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.3 rainy days. There are 144.6 rainy days annually in Windham 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 Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 82.9 inches in Windham County means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in Windham County with 22.2 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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