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Climate in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Salt Lake City averages 54 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 222 sunny days per year in Salt Lake City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Salt Lake City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 91 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 54 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Salt Lake City is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Utah.

7.2 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Salt Lake City, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Salt Lake City, UtahUnited States
  19.5 in.38.1 in.
  53.6 in.27.8 in.
  91.4 days106.2 days
  222 days205 days
  91.0°85.8°
  23.3°21.7°
  7.27
  4.74.3
  4265 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 Salt Lake City with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Utah. In Salt Lake City, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Salt Lake City are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Salt Lake City with an average of 23.3°. This is one of the warmest places in Utah.


In Salt Lake City, there are 41.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Utah.


In Salt Lake City, there are 104.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Utah.


In Salt Lake City, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Utah.


April is the wettest month in Salt Lake City with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 36% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.5 inches in Salt Lake City means that it is wetter than most places in Utah.


April is the rainiest month in Salt Lake City with 9.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 91.4 rainy days annually in Salt Lake City, which is rainier than most places in Utah. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 53.6 inches in Salt Lake City means that it is snowier than most places in Utah. December is the snowiest month in Salt Lake City with 12.1 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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