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Utah Weather

Learn about year-around Utah weather averages and forecasts so you can plan what to pack for your next Utah adventure in any season.

National Parks Weather Ski Weather

Utah's Seasons

Utah is a very large state that runs from N 42nd degree to the N 37th degree latitudinal parallel so there are widely varying conditions from Northern Utah to Southern Utah. In 1985, Utah recorded two record cold and hot temperatures of -69.3 F (-56 C) at Peter Sinks in February and 117 F (47 C) six months later in July in St. George. 

There are four strong Utah seasons that have distinct weather patterns — the most pleasant weather usually occurs between late April to mid-June and late August to mid-October. From December through February, the valley is prone to prolonged inversions with high levels of fine particulate pollution, meaning the air quality can be poor, especially for sensitive groups.

Utah primarily has a dry, semi-arid and desert climate. It is one of the driest states in the country with one of the lowest relative humidity percentages. In December the average highest relative humidity is 74.3% and in July the average lowest humidity is 35.9%. This is why people say it’s a "dry heat." Ninety degrees fahrenheit in Utah (32 C) feels much more palatable compared with a place that has high relative humidity, like Florida, which makes it feel hotter and muggy. 

Conversely, we also have "dry cold," meaning Utah’s air doesn’t feel as bitterly cold during the deepest weeks of winter as it does in places like the coastal New England because it lacks humidity. The lack of humidity and moisture in the atmosphere makes the skies above Utah a deeper shade of blue.

Photo: Matt Morgan

Delicate Arch at Arches National Park

Photo: Rosie Serago

Utah Regional Averages

Winter and Spring Temperatures

Region
Jan.
Mar.
May

Top of Utah
Logan, near Bear Lake

31/11 F
-1/-12 C
48/26 F
9/-3 C
69/41 F
21/5 C

Wasatch Range
Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo. Park City averages five to 10 degrees F cooler.

36/19 F
2/-7 C
52/31 F
11/-1 C
72/46 F
22/8 C

Eastern Utah
Flaming Gorge, Dinosaur National Monument

37/12 F
3/-11 C
49/23 F
9/-5 C
68/37 F
20/3 C

Central Utah
Fishlake National Forest, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park

39/9 F
4/-13 C
50/21 F
10/-6 C
77/42 F
20/2 C

Southeastern Utah
Moab, near Arches, Canyonlands

42/18 F
6/-8 C
62/33 F
17/1 C
82/48 F
28/9 C

Southwestern Utah
St. George, near Zion

53/25 F
12/-4 C
67/36 F
19/2 C
86/51 F
30/11 C

Southcentral Utah
Grand Staircase-Escalante, Lake Powell

46/24 F
8/-4 C
62/35 F
17/2 C
83/51 F
28/11 C

Summer and Fall Temperatures

Region
July
Sept.
Nov.

Top of Utah
Logan, near Bear Lake

89/54 F
32/12 C
77/43 F
25/6 C
46/24 F
8/-4 C

Wasatch Range
Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo. Park City averages five to 10 degrees F cooler.

92/62 F
32/16 C
79/51 F
26/11 C
50/29 F
10/-2 C

Eastern Utah
Flaming Gorge, Dinosaur National Monument

87/51 F
31/11 C
75/41 F
24/5 C
46/22 F
8/-6 C

Central Utah
Fishlake National Forest, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park 

83/48 F
28/9 C
73/39 F
23/4 C
49/18 F
9/-8 C

Southeastern Utah
Moab, near Arches, Canyonlands

99/63 F
36/16 C
87/51 F
30/11 C
57/28 F
14/-2 C

Southwestern Utah
St. George, near Zion

102/66 F
37/18  C
93/55 F
34/13 C
65/32 F
18/-1 C

Southcentral Utah
Grand Staircase-Escalante, Lake Powell

99/67 F
37/19 C
87/57 F
31/14 C
57/33 F
14/1 C

Annual Precipitation

Region
Average Precipitation

Top of Utah
Logan, near Bear Lake

17.2"
Wasatch Range
Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo. Park City averages five to 10 degrees F cooler.

19.13"/16.1"/13.26" 
23.3" in Park City
(Mountain resorts receive between 300" and 500" of annual snowfall)

Eastern Utah
Flaming Gorge, Dinosaur National Monument

9.31"

Central Utah
Fishlake National Forest, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park 

8.15"

Southeastern Utah
Moab, near Arches, Canyonlands

8.8"

Southwestern Utah
St. George, near Zion

14.64"

Southcentral Utah
Grand Staircase-Escalante, Lake Powell

11.34"

Weather in Utah’s National Parks

Photo: Hage Photo

Photo: Matt Morgan

Photo: Matt & Agnes Hage

Arches National Park

Temperatures in Arches National Park range from 44/22 F (6.6/-5.5 C) in January to 100/67 F (38/19 C) in July. As part of the Colorado Plateau, this high desert region experiences wide temperature fluctuations, sometimes more than 40 degrees in one day. 

For more detailed information visit the Arches National Park page on the National Park Service website.

Bryce Canyon National Park

In Bryce Canyon National Park, temperatures range from 37/15 F (2.7/-9.4 C) in January to 80/53 F (26/12 C) in July. Due to its high elevation (7,664 feet/2,335 meters), the park experiences much cooler weather than the other national parks in Utah.  

Visit the Bryce Canyon National Park page on the National Park Service website for more details.   

Canyonlands National Park

In Canyonlands National Park, temperatures range from 44/22 F (6.6/-5.5 C) in January to 100/67 F (38/19 C) in July. Canyonlands National Park is also a part of the high desert region of the Colorado Plateau and experiences wide temperature variations within a single day.


Visit the Canyonlands National Park page on the National Park Service website for more information.

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park temperatures range from 41/20 F (5/-6 C) in January to 91/65 F (33/18 C) in July. The unique environment of Capitol Reef presents many weather-related safety concerns such as flash flooding and heat risk. 

Learn more about Capitol Reef National Park’s weather on the National Park Service website. 

Zion National Park

Temperatures in Zion National Park range from 52/29 F (11/-1.6 C) in January to 100/68 F (38/20 C) in July. Daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary by more than 30 degrees and certain areas are prone to flash flooding. 

Check the Zion National Park page on the National Park Service website for up-to-date information on park weather. 

Photo: Lee Cohen

Photo: Scott Markewitz

Photo: Jeremiah Watt

Utah Ski and Snowboard Weather 

Utah has 15 ski resorts across the state. Resorts are typically open from the end of November — depending on early season snowfall — through mid-April. The Cottonwood Canyons receive an average annual snowfall of 551 inches (1,397 cm). The snow density is around 8.5 percent, which makes Utah’s snow powdery. There are more than a dozen powder days each season. Powder days happen when more than 12 inches (30 cm) falls within 24 hours. Learn more about the science behind The Greatest Snow on Earth.

Daily Snow Conditions

Every resort will post daily updates about their current conditions. Many also have links to webcams so you can get a live look of the mountain. See current conditions.

Weather Alerts

You can watch weather reports and forecasts on Utah’s four main television broadcast channels: KUTV (CBS) Channel 2, KSL (NBC) Channel 5, ABC4 (ABC) Channel 4, KUED7 (PBS) and FOX13 (Fox) Channel 13. Local news programs begin at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. 

You can listen to local weather information on NOAA Weather Radio.

The Unified Police Department operates a canyon alert system to let people know about canyon traffic information including restrictions such as tire chain requirements in the Cottonwood Canyons. You can follow these alerts on Twitter: @UDOTcottonwoods and by “liking” their Facebook Page.  

Transportation

Utah’s mountains receive frequent, heavy snowfall. While this is great for our winter recreation opportunities, it also presents winter driving safety challenges. Ski buses run regularly to the Cottonwood Canyon resorts (Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude). Review best practices for driving in the Cottonwood Canyons to stay safe and avoid congestion.

Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 86″

    Open Runs: 0/118

    Opening: 11/24/2021

    Closing: 04/24/2022

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 60″

    Open Runs: 0/48

    Opening: 12/22/2021

    Closing: 04/03/2022

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 52″

    Open Runs: 0/71

    Opening: 11/24/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Brighton

    Brighton

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 88″

    Open Runs: 0/66

    Opening: 11/23/2021

    Closing: 04/24/2022

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/20

    Opening: 12/21/2021

    Closing: 04/02/2022

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 56″

    Open Runs: 0/103

    Opening: 12/04/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 45″

    Open Runs: 0/39

    Opening: 12/17/2021

    Closing: 04/03/2022

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 32″

    Open Runs: 0/40

    Opening: 12/11/2021

    Closing: 03/27/2022

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 46″

    Open Runs: 0/341

    Opening: 11/28/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/154

    Opening: 12/17/2021

    Closing: 04/10/2022

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 50″

    Open Runs: 0/107

    Opening: 12/11/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Snowbird

    Snowbird

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 89″

    Open Runs: 0/141

    Opening: 12/01/2021

    Closing: 05/15/2022

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 80″

    Open Runs: 0/82

    Opening: 11/23/2021

    Closing: 05/01/2022

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 43″

    Open Runs: 0/50

    Opening: 12/18/2021

    Closing: 04/03/2022

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 18″

    Open Runs: 0/11

    Opening: 12/11/2021

    Closing: 05/01/2022

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