Weather in Salt Lake City
FOR THE MONTH (FEB. 19) 50.0(DEG)
AVERAGE THIS MONTH 36.8(DEG)
30-YEAR AVERAGE 43.6(DEG)
RECORD (FEB. 28, 1972) 69.0(DEG)
TOTAL FOR FEBRUARY 13.2"
30-YEAR AVERAGE 9.4"
RECORD (1969) 27.9"
SEASONAL TOTAL THRU FEBRUARY 94.6"
NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL 43.2"
FOR THE MONTH (FEB. 26) 12.0(DEG)
AVERAGE THIS MONTH 22.2(DEG)
30-YEAR AVERAGE 24.6(DEG)'
RECORD (FEB. 9, 1933) -30.0(DEG)
TOTAL FOR FEBRUARY 1.35"
30-YEAR AVERAGE 1.23"
MOST IN 24 HOURS (FEB. 9-10) 0.39"
RECORD (1940) 3.22"
Records set at Salt Lake weather station
Utah weather highlights
FEB. 7-11: Heavy rains in Washington County fell on saturated soil. The snow level was high, resulting in lots of runoff. A normally dry 15-foot wash that runs through the Diamond Valley subdivision turned into a river and overflowed its banks. Some homes had to be sandbagged and one of the roads into the subdivision was washed out. Some rainfall amounts (in inches): Tenneco Mines, 2.85; Blanding, 1.78; St. George, 1.15; and Hurricane, 1.49.
FEB. 18-21: A period of unsettled weather with heavy snow and rain in the south during the first part and in the north during the weekend. A blustery cold front with strong winds and near blizzard conditions hit the north. Water problems developed again in the St. George area because of heavy rain, which created very high flows along the Santa Clara River through St. George. Some water amounts (in inches): Duck Creek, 6.64; Brian Head, 4.51; Zion National Park, 2.39; Orem, 1.19; and Kanab, 1.45. Snowfall amounts (in inches): Duck Creek, 55; Alta, 33; Park City, 35; Sundance, 38; and Brian Head, 43.
FEB. 23-25: Another impressive snowstorm moved through the majority of the state. The additional snow on an unstable snowpack caused critical conditions; lots of natural and human-trigged avalanches occurred on the 25th. A major slide occurred in Provo Canyon just below Deer Creek Reservoir. Two cabins were damaged in the Sundance area. Several cars were destroyed in a parking lot in the Alta/Snowbird area in Little Cottonwood Canyon. A cross-country skier was killed in an avalanche in the Pine Crest area of Emigration Canyon. Some snowfall amounts (in inches) from the storm: Alta, 31; Sandy, 9-14; Bountiful, 14-17; Park City, 30; Heber City, 15; and Kamas, 23.
Some February precipitation (in inches) totals: Alta, 8.10 (126 percent of normal); Blanding, 3.73 (414 percent); Brigham City, 1.22 (76 percent); Bryce Canyon, 6.07 (450 percent)*; Holladay, 2.50 (156 percent); Kanab, 4.13 (313 percent); Provo-BYU, 3.20 (218 percent); St. George, 2.69 (309 percent); and Zion National Park, 6.37 (398 percent).
*Wettest February on record.
Source: Salt Lake weather service.