Brian Head Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages

This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Brian Head, Utah has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Brian Head usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the ski resort normally has heavy snowstorms. Plus there's information on when Brian Head can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.

All the numbers are averages, based on weather data gathered from 1991 to 2009 in Brian Head at an elevation of 9,770 feet (2,978 metres).

How Often it Snows in Brian Head

This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

Average total snowfall and days with fresh snow in Brian Head
Days   Inches Centi­metres
11.0 January 64.1 162.8
12.1 February 66.5 168.9
10.3 March 56.0 142.2
9.6 April 46.0 116.8
4.1 May 9.8 24.9
1.6 June 5.1 13.0
0.1 August 0.0 0.0
0.5 September 1.3 3.3
4.9 October 25.8 65.5
7.2 November 43.5 110.5
10.3 December 50.3 127.8
71.7 Year 368.4 935.7

These averages don't show how much the snowfall in Brian Head varies from year to year.

In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 57 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 42 inches for the month.

Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 85.8 inches, while the lightest years get less than 48.6 inches.

New snow for February ranges from 100 inches or more in heavy snowfall years to 33 inches or less in light years.

When Brian Head Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of autumn for Brian Head usually arrives in October, although September often gets some snow. Even in August, a fresh skiff of snow is not unheard of here.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in June. About once every four years June has no new snow, which moves the last snowfall into May.

Only in July can the ski slopes count on not receiving any fresh snow.

How Many Snowstorms Brian Head Gets

Most days of snowfall at Brian Head add at least another inch of snow to what's on the ground. For 41 days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals three inches or more.

Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur 27 times annually at the ski resort. Typically a dozen of these storms are major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day. Snow events this severe can descend on Brian Head anytime from October to June.

Number of days per month and year on average in Brian Head with a total snowfall of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
10.5 6.9 January 4.8 2.1
11.7 7.3 February 4.9 2.0
9.8 6.6 March 4.6 2.2
9.3 6.2 April 3.5 1.2
3.5 1.5 May 0.6 0.1
1.4 0.6 June 0.3 0.1
0.5 0.2 September 0.1 0.0
4.7 2.3 October 1.6 0.8
6.8 4.1 November 3.0 1.3
9.6 5.5 December 3.6 1.7
67.8 41.2 Year 27.0 11.5

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)

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