Utah Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Utah city precipitation totals
Avg Annual Precip
Avg Annual Snow
|Avg. days of Precip||
Avg # thunderstorm days
|Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
|Salt Lake City||16.50||58.1||91||38||3||0||2||14|
Utah Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: Wendover, northwestern Utah, 4.77"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Alta, north-central Utah, 52.26"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Alta, north-central Utah, 516.3"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - North Ogden, north-central Utah, 9/7-8/1991, 8.40"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Alta, north-central Utah, 1983, 108.54"
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Alta, north-central Utah, 1/5-6/1994, 55.5"
- State snow record for 1 season - Alta, north-central Utah, 1982-1983 846.8"
- From 1/15 - 1/17/1995. Alta, Utah received the current U.S. record of 99.7 inches of snow in 68 hours
- On January 10, 1989 the first documented January tornado of record in Utah struck the south part of Sandy.
Asphalt shingles were driven one-half inch into a fence
- On October 17, 1984 a snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours at
Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of Magna, located ten miles west of
Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow at all
Data sources: National Climatic Data Center, Severe thunderstorm / tornado watch data period is 1999 - 2008, NOAA Storm Prediction Center, Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center, State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala