Vermont Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Vermont city precipitation totals
Avg Annual Precip
Avg Annual Snow
|Avg. days of Precip||
Avg # thunderstorm days
|Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
Vermont Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: South Hero, northwestern Vermont, 32.57"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Mount Mansfield, north-central Vermont, 78.80"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Mount Mansfield, north-central Vermont, 222.0"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Mount Mansfield, north-central Vermont, 9/17/1999, 9.92"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Mount Mansfield, north-central Vermont, 1996, 100.96"
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Jay Peak, northern Vermont, 12/15/2003, 26.5"
- State snow record for 1 season - Mount Mansfield, north-central Vermont, 1970-1971, 318.6"
- On November 3-4, 1927 a historic Vermont flood occurred and stands as the greatest disaster in Vermont history
Virtually the entire State received over 6 inches of rain. Torrential rains, up to 15 inches in the higher elevations, sent
streams on a rampage devastating the Winooski Valley. Flooding claimed 200 lives and caused 40 million dollars damage
- On March 6-7th, 2011 a major snow storm dumped 25.8 inches at the Burlington International Airport, the third greatest
snowfall recorded there. It was the greatest March snowstorm ever, and the snowfall on March 6th of 17.5 inches
demolished the single day snow record in Burlington of 8.5 inches.
Data sources: National Climatic Data Center, Severe thunderstorm / tornado watch data period is 1999 - 2008, NOAA Storm Prediction Center, Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center, State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala