Zip 05737 (Chittenden, VT) Climate


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United States / Vermont / Rutland Metro Area / Rutland County / No City / Chittenden (zip 05737)
The climate in 05737 Chittenden, VT is typical of the region and experiences warm and humid summers with cold winters. Average temperatures tend to range from the low 30s to mid-80s in the summer, while winter temperatures can dip into the single digits Fahrenheit. The area receives an average of 42 inches of precipitation per year, with most occurring during the spring and summer months. Snowfall averages around 68 inches annually, and generally peaks in March. The area also averages approximately 180 days of sunshine each year.

Chittenden (zip 05737), Vermont gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Chittenden (zip 05737) averages 106 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Chittenden (zip 05737). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Chittenden (zip 05737) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 151 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 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 106 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 05737 zip code is 5.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Vermont.

8.9 Summer - 3.1 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 05737 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateChittenden, VermontUnited States
  45.6 in.38.1 in.
  106.1 in.27.8 in.
  150.5 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  77.0°85.8°
  6.5°21.7°
  5.97
  2.94.3
  1447 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 05737 zip code with an average high temperature of 77.0°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Vermont. In the 05737 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 05737 zip code are July, August and June.
In the 05737 zip code, there are 0.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Vermont.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 05737 zip code with an average of 6.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
In the 05737 zip code, there are 173.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
In the 05737 zip code, there are 23.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
Humidity in the 05737 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 05737 zip code with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 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 45.6 inches in the 05737 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Vermont.
December is the rainiest month in the 05737 zip code with 14.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.7 rainy days. There are 150.5 rainy days annually in the 05737 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 25% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 25% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 106.1 inches in the 05737 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in the 05737 zip code with 24.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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