Zip 05663 (Northfield, VT) Climate


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United States / Vermont / Barre Metro Area / Washington County / No City / Northfield (zip 05663)
05663 Northfield, VT has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers. Average winter temperatures range from 20–32 degrees Fahrenheit and average summer temperatures range from 50–70 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is plentiful in the area, with an average of 44 inches of rain per year. Snowfall is common during the winter months, averaging around 60 inches each season. The climate in 05663 Northfield, VT is ideal for outdoor activities year-round.

Northfield (zip 05663), Vermont gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Northfield (zip 05663) averages 90 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 Northfield (zip 05663). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Northfield (zip 05663) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 144 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 6
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 90 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 05663 zip code is 6.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Vermont.

8.9 Summer - 3.3 Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 05663 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateNorthfield, VermontUnited States
  42.7 in.38.1 in.
  89.6 in.27.8 in.
  143.5 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  79.7°85.8°
  5.9°21.7°
  67
  2.94.3
  777 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 05663 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Vermont. In the 05663 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 05663 zip code are August, July and June.
In the 05663 zip code, there are 4.2 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 the 05663 zip code with an average of 5.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
In the 05663 zip code, there are 176.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
In the 05663 zip code, there are 27.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
Humidity in the 05663 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 05663 zip code with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.7 inches in the 05663 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
December is the rainiest month in the 05663 zip code with 13.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.0 rainy days. There are 143.5 rainy days annually in the 05663 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 89.6 inches in the 05663 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in the 05663 zip code with 22.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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