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Salt Lake City Snowfall Dates

Earliest, Latest and Average Dates for Snowfall in Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City Snowfall Dates
Glen Allison

Salt Lake City receives an average of 62.7 inches of snowfall per snow season. The greatest snowfall recorded in one season was 117.3 inches in 1951-52, and the least was 16.6 inches in 1933-34. On average, snow begins falling in Salt Lake City Nov. 6, and the average date of last snowfall is April 18.

Here are the ten earliest starts, latest starts and latest ends to the snow season in Salt Lake City:

Earliest Start for Snow Season:

  • Sept. 17, 1965, 2.2 inches
  • Sept. 18, 1978, 1 inch
  • Sept. 30, 1971, 4 inches
  • Oct. 11, 1997, .3 inches
  • Oct. 13, 1966, 3.6 inches
  • Oct. 14, 1969, .1 inches
  • Oct. 15, 1984, .2 inches
  • Oct. 20, 1996, 2.5 inch
  • Oct. 20, 1949, 1 inch
  • Oct. 22, 1995, .5 inches

Latest Start for Snow Season:

  • Dec. 25, 1943, 5.9 inches
  • Dec. 25, 1939, .5 inches
  • Dec. 23, 1937, 1 inch
  • Dec. 9, 1949, 3.6 inches
  • Dec. 7, 1974, 2.4 inches
  • Dec. 4, 1976, .3 inches

Latest End for Snow Season:

  • May 24, 2010, .2 inches
  • May 18, 1977, .5 inches
  • May 18, 1960, 1 inch
  • May 17, 1971, 1.4 inches
  • May 15, 1971, 4.4 inches
  • May 11, 1983, 5 inches
  • May 11, 1967, 1 inch
  • May 10, 1953, .1 inch
  • May 8, 1993, 1 inch
  • May 8, 1930, 1 inch
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