Utah State has a dry, semi-arid climate, with warm temperatures in the summer and cold temperatures in the winter. Summers are generally hot with temperatures reaching the mid-90s Fahrenheit (36-40°C), while winters are cold and snowy with temperatures averaging between 23-35°F (-5 to 2°C). Precipitation in Utah State is quite low on average compared to other states, so it is important to conserve water resources. Snowfall occurs throughout the state during the winter months, bringing much needed moisture to help sustain vegetation. Despite its low precipitation levels, Utah State has some of the most spectacular scenery in North America with its soaring mountain ranges and high desert plains.
Utah, Utah gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Utah averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 238 sunny days per year in Utah. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Utah gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 75 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Utah's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.1 (10=best) indicates it is about average compared to other states in the United States.
8.5 / 5.1
Summer / Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the state of Utah, while January and December are the least comfortable months.