Ogden Snowfall Totals & Snowstorm Averages

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

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

All the numbers are averages, based on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2009 in Odgen.

How Often it Snows in Ogden

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 Ogden
Days   Inches Centi­metres
2.0 January 8.9 22.6
0.9 February 2.1 5.3
0.2 March 0.3 0.8
0.1 October 0.1 0.3
0.5 November 2.3 5.8
1.4 December 4.6 11.7
5.1 Year 18.3 46.5

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

In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 4.4 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive no snow for the month.

Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 14.6 inches, while the lightest years get none.

New snow for February ranges from over 1.8 inches in heavy snowfall years to no snow in light years.

When Ogden Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of winter for Ogden usually arrives in December. But it can start snowing as early as November or even October.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in January. In some years a late snow flurry lands in February or March.

Ogden is normally free of snow every year from April to September.

How Many Snowstorms Ogden Gets

Most days of snowfall in Ogden leave at least an inch of fresh snow on the ground. For two or three days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals three inches or more.

Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur once a year. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are rare events. Storms this severe show up about once a decade, usually in December.

Number of days per month and year on average in Ogden 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
1.6 1.1 January 0.4 0.0
0.6 0.4 February 0.2 0.0
0.2 0.1 March 0.0 0.0
0.1 0.0 October 0.0 0.0
0.4 0.3 November 0.2 0.0
1.3 0.6 December 0.3 0.1
4.2 2.5 Year 1.1 0.1

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

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