The Hottest And Coldest Spots In Utah
Utah is a state of great beauty and all sorts of climates. Northern Utah can get extremely cold, I'm looking at you Vernal, and also extremely hot.
Britannica.com classifies Utah as an arid state. Northern Utah is affected by air masses from the northern Pacific Ocean and continental polar air. Southern Utah, by contrast, has a warm, almost dry, subtropical climate. Utah is a state with low humidity, speaking from experience, you’ll want a humidifier and a lot of lotion, and four seasons. In Utah, the average temperature in July is in the low 70s F, while in the winter, the average temperature is just below freezing. After some looking around on the internet, I’ve found both the hottest and coldest places in Utah.
So, where is the coldest spot in Utah? That would be:
Peter Sinks: According to the Utah Geological Survey, Peter Sinks, high in the Bear River Range set the record for the coldest temperature in Utah in February of 1985 at –69.3F. It can also be cold in the summer, having reached a temperature of 3 degrees F in June of 2001. Peter Sinks has also had large swings in temperature. According to the Utah Geological Survey, the temperature has swung from 80 degrees F in a few hours, and a more than 28-degree F change in nine minutes.
To head to the hottest spot in Utah, we head south to St. George:
According to Extreme Weather Watch.com, St. George first had its hottest temperature in July of 1985 when the temperature reached a high of 117 degrees F. That temperature was tied in July of 2001.
So, there you have it. The hottest and coldest spots in Utah. I’ll list the resources I’ve used for this article below; they’re also linked throughout the article.
Bonus Link: Visit Utah.com