|LOCAL CLIMATE INFORMATION|
Normal Monthly Temperature & Precipitation for: Newport, VT
|Newport, VT (Daily Normals)||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||Annual|
|Average High Temperature||26||31||41||54||69||77||81||79||70||57||43||31||55|
|Average Low Temperature||6||8||19||31||43||52||57||55||47||37||27||13||33|
|Average Mean Temperature||16||19||30||43||56||65||69||67||58||47||35||22||44|
|Record High Temperature||64||62||83||87||92||95||98||95||96||84||74||66||98|
|Record Low Temperature||-38||-38||-32||-2||20||28||36||32||23||0||-7||-40||-40|
|Average Days Above 90 Degrees||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||4|
|Average Days Below 32 Degrees||30||27||27||18||4||0||0||0||2||11||22||29||170|
|Average Days Below 0 Degrees||12||11||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||32|
|Average Number of Rain Days||18||14||15||14||15||14||13||13||13||15||17||17||178|
|Average Number of Snow Days||16||11||10||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||7||13||62|
|Average Heating Degree Days||1521||1277||1089||667||293||72||17||36||215||559||894||1333||7973|
|Average Cooling Degree Days||0||0||0||0||17||60||136||91||9||0||0||0||313|
|Station Information||Elevation: 770 ft / Latitude: 44 56N / Longitude: 72 12W|
Temperatures are reported in Fahrenheit and
rainfall/snowfall totals are reported in inches.
Averages are for the period 1971-2000
(Annual totals may be slightly different than monthly totals due to rounding)
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How to Read Box and Whisker Graphs
Northeast Vermont displays high spatial variability between stations situated in smaller, more sheltered valleys (e.g., West Burke) as compared to larger river basins (e.g., St. Johnsbury). Sheltered locations have recorded rare frost during the summer months, such as occurred at Canaan, West Burke, and Island Pond, on July 2nd, 1992. The first freeze can occur as late as mid October in Newport and St. Johnsbury. First freeze typically occurs in two stages across this region, first in the sheltered valleys between the last few days of August and mid-September, and then in the larger basins during the last week of September into the first week of October. The propensity for nocturnal/valley fog in the larger river basins may also contribute to the delayed freezes in portions of the Upper Connecticut and Passumpsic River basins. The last freeze typically occurs between the second and third week of May at Newport and St. Johnsbury, and from the last few days of May into early June in the smaller valleys.
Box and whisker graphs are used to visualize the data. The intent of the box and whisker format is to give a comprehensive depiction of the variable range, skewness, and extreme values. This provides more detailed information about the variable than, say, a simple statistical mean would. It also facilitates comparison between different months and station locations around WFO Burlington's forecast area.
An example of the diagram format is shown at left. The shaded region of each graph (i.e., "the box") shows the middle 50% of the variable range. The top of the box is the 25th percentile and the bottom is the 75th percentile. The solid line within the box indicates the median (or 50th percentile). The lines extending upward and downward from the box (i.e., "the whiskers") reach to the 10th and 90th percentile of the data distribution. That is, only 10% of the data lies above and below the ends of the whiskers. Lastly, the "x" indicates the extreme (record) value during the entire period of record for that particular location. The period of record is often greater than the standard 30 year period used to create the box and whisker portion of the graph (unless otherwise noted).
Across the North Country, snowfall generally begins in October and continues through April. The higher elevations receive more snowfall and have a longer snow season (e.g., Jay Peak's snow season typically extends into May). Maximum monthly snowfall typically occurs in January.
Annual average precipitation at Newport is 40.78 Inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 4.19 Inches. Click Here to View NEK Weather's Station Rain Data.
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