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Salt Lake City's Weather

Average Temperatures and Precipitation Month by Month

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Salt Lake City's Weather
Joe Sohm, Visions of America

Salt Lake City has a semi-arid, temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Utah is the second driest state in the nation behind Nevada, with yearly precipitation averaging 12.26 inches. The Salt Lake City area is less dry, with an average of 16.5 inches of precipitation at the airport and about 20 inches on the benches.

Utah's low humidity may be hard on everyone's hair and skin, but it keeps winter temperatures from feeling too cold and summer temperatures from feeling too hot. Extreme heat is more common than extreme cold in Salt Lake City, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit an average of 5 days per year, and falling below zero an average of 2.3 days per year.

Salt Lake City's overall average temperature is just over 52 degrees, with January being the coldest month and July the hottest. Here are the average monthly high and low temperatures in Salt Lake City:

January

Average high: 37
Average low: 21
Precipitation: 1.4 inches

February

Average high: 43
Average low: 26
Precipitation: 1.3 inches

March

Average high: 53
Average low: 33
Precipitation: 1.9 inches

April

Average high: 61
Average low: 29
Precipitation: 2 inches

May

Average high: 71
Average low: 47
Precipitation: 2.1 inches

June

Average high: 82
Average low: 56
Precipitation: .8 inches

July

Average high: 91
Average low: 63
Precipitation: .7 inches

August

Average high: 89
Average low: 62
Precipitation: .8 inches

September

Average high: 78
Average low: 52
Precipitation: 1.3 inches

October

Average high: 64
Average low: 41
Precipitation: 1.6 inches

November

Average high: 49
Average low: 30
Precipitation: 1.4 inches

December

Average high: 38
Average low: 22
Precipitation: 1.2 inches

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