Salt Lake City Weather and Climate

The climate of the capital of Utah is widely variable. The city itself is located in a dry valley (Salt Lake Valley). Using the Koppen classification, Salt Lake City is said to have a semi-arid climate. In the city, there are four noticeable seasons. The first is the cold season with snowy winters while the other is a hot and dry summer. In between these two seasons are the transitional periods and they happen to be the mildest periods of the year. 

Current Salt Lake City Weather

It is also interesting to note that even during the summers, the relative humidity of the city is low, and that means that even with the high temperatures, the heat is not as scorching as one would  expect of a desert environment. An added advantage is that during the summer, the nights are cool. Throughout the year, the hottest month is July as the daily temperature can climb into the 90s. However, there are different times during which the heat soars and the highest temperature recorded in the city is 107ºF. 

Salt Lake City Weather Map

Snowfalls are recorded for the first time during the year in the month of October. However, the snowfall increases during November. By April, the snowfalls would  have ended. In Salt Lake City, weather events such as freezing rain, hail and sleet are recorded from time to time.  

For the precipitation and humidity, the highest readings are made during the months of March through till May, and is lowest in June. Precipitation is in the form of snow storms in winter, and rains during the spring. Once in while, summer monsoons arrive from the West Coast. The monsoon moves over the states of Arizona and Mexico, and as it passes, thunderstorms are not uncommon in the area.