Provo Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages
This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Provo, Utah has snow.
There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Provo usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the city normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Provo can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.
The first set of monthly snow totals are averages for 2010 to 2019. All the other numbers are averages, based on weather data gathered from 1991 to 2020 at Brigham Young University in Provo.
How Often it Snows in Provo
The next two tables list monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).
These averages don't show how much the snowfall in Provo varies from year to year.
In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 16.4 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 5.3 inches for the month.
Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 13.5 inches, while the lightest years get 6.6 inches or less.
New snow for February ranges from 11.5 inches or more in heavy snowfall years to under six inches in light years.
When Provo Has Its First & Last Snowfalls
The first snowfall of winter for Provo usually arrives in November. It's not uncommon though, for snow to start falling in October.
The season's last snowfall most often happens in April. But it can stop snowing anytime from March to May.
Provo is normally free of snow every year from June to September.
How Many Snowstorms Provo Gets
Most days of snowfall in Provo leave at least an inch of fresh snow on the ground. For five or six days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals three inches or more.
Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur a couple times a year. But major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are not normal here
How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Provo
For about a third of winter days, Provo has at least an inch of snow on the ground.
Typically, on 11 days a year, the snow covering Provo gets to five or more inches deep. On one or two of those days, the snowpack builds up over ten inches.
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NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.