Salt Lake City - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at Salt Lake City, Utah. Listed for every decade from the 1950s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. All the temperature data were collected at Salt Lake City's International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Salt Lake City
High °F Decade High °C
65.3 2010s 18.5
64.0 2000s 17.8
64.5 1990s 18.0
63.6 1980s 17.5
63.9 1970s 17.7
63.8 1960s 17.6
64.0 1950s 17.8

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Salt Lake City
Low °F Decade Low °C
44.2 2010s 6.8
42.1 2000s 5.6
41.6 1990s 5.4
41.5 1980s 5.3
40.0 1970s 4.4
38.3 1960s 3.5
39.3 1950s 4.0

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Salt Lake City reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 157 65
2000s 152 65
1990s 152 55
1980s 150 52
1970s 152 57
1960s 158 60
1950s 155 53

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Salt Lake City dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 1 103
2000s 1 120
1990s 2 114
1980s 2 113
1970s 4 121
1960s 3 141
1950s 2 136
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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