Zip 05736 (Center Rutland, VT) Climate


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The climate in 05736 Center Rutland, VT is classified as a humid continental climate. This type of climate experiences warm and humid summers with average temperatures reaching up to 70°F (21°C) and cold and snowy winters with temperatures dropping down to an average low of 10°F (-12°C). The area also receives around 43 inches of precipitation annually, most of which falls during the late spring and summer months.

Center Rutland (zip 05736), Vermont gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Center Rutland (zip 05736) averages 77 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 161 sunny days per year in Center Rutland (zip 05736). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Center Rutland (zip 05736) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 136 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 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 77 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 05736 zip code is 6.3 (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 the 05736 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateCenter Rutland, VermontUnited States
  44.4 in.38.1 in.
  76.9 in.27.8 in.
  135.6 days106.2 days
  161 days205 days
  80.1°85.8°
  7.1°21.7°
  6.37
  2.94.3
  717 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 the 05736 zip code with an average high temperature of 80.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Vermont. In the 05736 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 05736 zip code are August, July and June.
In the 05736 zip code, there are 3.0 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 the 05736 zip code with an average of 7.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
In the 05736 zip code, 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 the 05736 zip code, there are 23.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
Humidity in the 05736 zip code 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 July, August and June.
July is the wettest month in the 05736 zip code with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.4 inches in the 05736 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Vermont.
June is the rainiest month in the 05736 zip code with 13.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 135.6 rainy days annually in the 05736 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 76.9 inches in the 05736 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in the 05736 zip code with 19.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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