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    Climate

    Ogden is located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. It is 4,300 feet above sea level and is blessed with four seasons. The average temperature is 26 degrees in the Winter and 76 in the Summer. Spring and Fall average about 50 degrees.

    Because Utah is a desert, the summers usually offer low humidity, so even when it gets hot, it does not seem as hot as some more humid climates. There has been somewhat of a drought in recent years and most communities have some form of lawn watering restrictions. However, there is still an average rainfall of 20 inches, which often comes in the form of spectacular thunderstorms during the Summer months.

    The average snowfall in the winter is 65 inches. However, the resorts in the mountains above Ogden average 450 inches. While the snow does not usually melt in the Winter in the mountains, it does not usually stay on the ground in Ogden for more than a couple of weeks at a time.

    Ogden is a great climate to live in with very few weather problems. There are usually a few weeks during the Winter where an inversion layer creates a blanket of smog. During these times, there are restrictions on using wood burning stoves. There have occasionally been localized floods and landslides during wet springs, and ice storms sometimes knock out the power for days at a time. In addition, there have been occasional tornados in Northern Utah. The most recent one in Salt Lake City struck the center of the city and killed one person.

    Ogden Weather Websites

    National Weather Service
    Weather.com
    Weather Underground
    Radar Map
    National Weather Service - Weather Extremes





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