Zip 05677 (Waterbury Center, VT) Climate


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United States / Vermont / Barre Metro Area / Washington County / No City / Waterbury Center (zip 05677)
05677 Waterbury Center, VT experiences all four seasons with mild summers and cold winters. Average summer temperatures range from the low 60s to mid-80s Fahrenheit while winter temperatures average between 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. During the spring and fall months, temperatures can range widely, often ranging from the 40s to the 70s Fahrenheit. Average rainfall and snowfall in this area is fairly moderate - typically receiving around 3 inches of rain per month throughout the year and around 60 inches of snow during winter months.

Waterbury Center (zip 05677), Vermont gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Waterbury Center (zip 05677) averages 97 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 Waterbury Center (zip 05677). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Waterbury Center (zip 05677) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 158 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 5
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 97 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 05677 zip code is 5.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Vermont.

8.9 Summer - 3 Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 05677 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateWaterbury Center, VermontUnited States
  40.6 in.38.1 in.
  97.3 in.27.8 in.
  158.3 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  78.7°85.8°
  5.1°21.7°
  5.97
  2.94.3
  750 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 05677 zip code with an average high temperature of 78.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Vermont. In the 05677 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 05677 zip code are July, August and June.
In the 05677 zip code, there are 2.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Vermont.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 05677 zip code with an average of 5.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Vermont.
In the 05677 zip code, there are 176.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Vermont.
In the 05677 zip code, there are 30.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Vermont.
Humidity in the 05677 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 05677 zip code with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.6 inches in the 05677 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Vermont.
December is the rainiest month in the 05677 zip code with 15.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 11.1 rainy days. There are 158.3 rainy days annually in the 05677 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 97.3 inches in the 05677 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in the 05677 zip code with 22.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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