Zip 05456 (Ferrisburgh, VT) Climate


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United States / Vermont / No Metro Area / Addison County / No City / Ferrisburgh (zip 05456)
05456 Ferrisburgh, VT experiences a humid continental climate with cold and snowy winters and warm and humid summers. The average temperature for the year is around 43°F (6°C). In January, the coldest month of the year, temperatures typically range from 17-25°F (-8 to -4°C). During the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 86°F (30°C) on days when there is little or no cloud cover. Precipitation levels are fairly consistent throughout the year, ranging from 25-36 inches (64 - 91 cm) of rain yearly. Snowfall averages 43 inches (109 cm), though it can be significantly higher in some years. Overall, 05456 Ferrisburgh experiences all four seasons with distinct weather patterns throughout the year.

Ferrisburgh (zip 05456), Vermont gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ferrisburgh (zip 05456) averages 77 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 Ferrisburgh (zip 05456). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ferrisburgh (zip 05456) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 148 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 77 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 05456 zip code is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Vermont.

9.2 Summer - 3.6 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 05456 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateFerrisburgh, VermontUnited States
  36.1 in.38.1 in.
  77.1 in.27.8 in.
  148.1 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  80.7°85.8°
  9.6°21.7°
  6.37
  2.94.3
  149 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
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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 05456 zip code with an average high temperature of 80.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Vermont. In the 05456 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 05456 zip code are August, June and July.
In the 05456 zip code, there are 4.5 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 05456 zip code with an average of 9.6°. This is warmer than most places in Vermont.
In the 05456 zip code, there are 148.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Vermont.
In the 05456 zip code, there are 16.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Vermont.
Humidity in the 05456 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.
August is the wettest month in the 05456 zip code with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.1 inches in the 05456 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in Vermont.
May is the rainiest month in the 05456 zip code with 14.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 148.1 rainy days annually in the 05456 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 77.1 inches in the 05456 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in the 05456 zip code with 19.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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