The climate of Utah (United
States of America)
The state of Utah is located in the western part of the United States.
Utah is located at the convergence of three distinct geological
regions: The Rocky Mountains in the northeast, the Great Basin in the
west and the Colorado Plateau in the southeast. Western Utah is mostly
arid desert with a basin and range topography, precipitation figures
here are low. The climate here is classified as a dry desert climate.
The combination of this climate type with large salt plains form an
ideal terrain for car manufacturers to test their new models.
Especially hot days during the dry summer are ideal to expose new
models to extreme conditions. The rest of Utah has a cold steppe
climate, locally a warm steppe climate and a mix of several different
continental climate types with a large contrast between the coldest
days of winter and the hottest days of summer. Many winter sport
regions are situated in Utah which are popular because of the
excellent snow quality. Dry and large snowflakes cause an excellent
layer of snow for skiing or snowboarding. Extremes in weather are not
uncommon in Utah. The highest temperature on record is 47 degrees
Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) which was recorded near St. George.
The lowest temperature on record is -56.3 degrees Celsius (-69 degrees
Fahrenheit) which was recorded in Peter Sinks on 1 February 1985.
Climate information of places in Utah
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Utah several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Salt Lake City and cannot be seen
as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Utah please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Salt Lake City. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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