Utah Climate

Sunny skies prevail most of the year in Utah. There is an average of about 65 to 75 percent of the possible amount of sunshine at Salt Lake City during spring, summer, and fall.

SPRING:   Spring in the Salt Lake valley is generally mild and green, while the Wasatch Mountains are still laden with snow. Many outdoor enthusiasts enjoy skiing in the morning, then golf in the valley during the afternoon. Seasonal Averages / Spring (March, April, May) Average daytime highs of 61 degrees and average evening lows of 44 degrees. 

SUMMER:  Summer in Salt Lake is pleasantly warm. July is the hottest month with an average daytime high of 89, which is comfortable considering the consistently low humidity of the area. Seasonal Averages / Summer (June, July, August) Average daytime highs of 86 degrees and average evening lows of 64 degrees.

FALL:  Fall is the favorite season of many who visit and live in Utah. Vibrant colors splash across the mountains and canyons as the cooler temperatures turn the leaves all shades of gold, purple, red, green, and brown. During the late fall and winter months, anticyclones tend to settle over the great Basin for as long as several weeks at a time. Under these conditions, smoke and haze accumulate in the lower levels of the stagnant air over the valleys of northwestern Utah, frequently becoming an obstruction to visibility. This is also true of fog which may persist for several weeks at a time. Seasonal Averages / Fall (September, October, November) Average daytime highs of 64 degrees and average evening lows of 46 degrees.

WINTER:  When the snow falls, Salt Lake becomes a winter paradise. Skiers come from around the world to ski world-class resorts and The Greatest Snow on Earth!™ An average 535 inches of light, dry powder snow falls on the Wasatch Range just 40 minutes from downtown. By contrast, the valley receives approximately 59 inches of snow during the season and the above-freezing temperatures keep roads free from ice and snow build-up.