Salt Lake City Weather in February
Cold and snowy winter weather continues into February at Salt Lake City, Utah. Although it's not as chilly now as it was in previous months.
This page gives detailed information on the typical February temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Salt Lake City. The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Salt Lake City International Airport, located a few miles northwest of the city's center.
|45 °F||February average high||7 °C|
|29 °F||February average low||-2 °C|
|19 days||40 °F max. or more (4 °C)|
|21 days||32 °F min. or less (0 °C)|
Salt Lake City averages 8 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 50s Fahrenheit (over 10 degrees Celsius). Typically on one or two of those days, the temperature even rises above 60 °F (16 °C). For 3 days on average in February, it remains below freezing for the entire day .
The thermometer dips to 10 °F (-12 °C) or below on an average of 1 nights. But most years, February does not get as cold as 0 °F (-18 °C).
|1.3 in||total precipitation||33 mm|
|10 days||of rain or snowfall|
Half the time, Salt Lake City receives 1.0 to 1.5 inches (25 to 39 mm) of precipitation in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|10.7 in||total snowfall||27 cm|
|6 days||with new snow|
February's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Salt Lake City. Between 5 and 14 inches (13 to 35 cm) of fresh snow arrives in half the years. Less new snow lands in one out of four Februaries, while another twenty-five percent are snowier.
Salt Lake City typically has at least an inch (2.5 cm) of snow on the ground for 9 days this month. The snow normally accumulates to 5 inches (13 cm) or deeper on 2 days.
|5 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Salt Lake City during 54 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 161 hours in the month. Typically on 5 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in February at Salt Lake City lasts for 10 hours and 40 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 8 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 11:15 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|70 %||February average humidity|
The relative humidity in Salt Lake City during February usually peaks at 77 percent in the morning then drops to 56 percent in the afternoon.
|Local Time||2 am||5 am||8 am||11 am||2 pm||5 pm||8 pm||11 pm|
|8.1 mph||February wind speed average||13.0 kph|
February is a little less windy than most other months in Salt Lake City.
|3 days||snowfall of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more|
|1 day||with thunderstorms in February|
Every few years, Salt Lake City has a February storm that dumps 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 cm) of snow.
February also experiences a thunderstorm every couple of years.
The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.