Province guides United States of America
Climate in Utah
Utah has plenty of sunshine and low humidity. The Utah climate is semi-arid to arid, depending on the region, and most of the state is at a high elevation. Snowfall is common statewide, except in the Great Salt Lake Desert and at the southern border. The lower altitudes usually experience snow from November to March, while the higher altitudes experience snow from October to May, with snow cover on the mountains sometimes continuing until July. The Wasatch Mountains usually experience good snow, making the area's ski resorts popular with winter outdoor sport enthusiasts. Summer temperatures in Utah average around 79F (26C), with winter temperatures around 30F (-1C). In the north, spring is usually the wettest season, while summer and autumn are the wettest further south. Most of the mountainous areas experience more rain in winter. Sporadic thunderstorms, caused by monsoons, can occur during summer and autumn, creating flash floods and wildfires.