This report describes the typical weather at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport (Ogden, Utah, United States) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Ogden, Utah has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by lakes and rivers (38%), forests (35%), grasslands (10%), croplands (8%), and shrublands (7%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 90°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 97°F.
The warm season lasts from June 12 to September 11 with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 90°F and low of 66°F.
The cold season lasts from November 20 to February 27 with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 22°F and high of 33°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 9:11 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 15:09 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:54am on June 14 and the latest sunset is at 9:06pm on June 27. The latest sunrise is at 8:02am on November 3 and the earliest sunset is at 4:59pm on December 11.
Daylight savings time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 11 and ending in the fall on November 4.
The median cloud cover ranges from 5% (clear) to 83% (mostly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on January 11 and clearest on July 17. The clearer part of the year begins around May 7. The cloudier part of the year begins around November 7.
On July 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.
On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 23% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around January 20, occurring in 39% of days. Precipitation is least likely around July 15, occurring in 13% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, light snow, thunderstorms, and moderate snow.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 13, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 29% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 5, when it is observed during 23% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around August 21, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Moderate snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 10% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 12, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 12 to September 11, there is a 17% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (49% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), light rain (40%), and moderate rain (8%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 20 to February 27, there is a 36% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light snow (54% of days with precipitation have at worst light snow), light rain (19%), moderate snow (18%), and moderate rain (5%).
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around January 5, occurring in 31% of days. The season in which it is relatively likely for snow to fall spans from November 2 to April 17.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 19% (dry) to 97% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 11% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 22% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around January 1, exceeding 97% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 15°F (dry) to 51°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 2°F (dry) or above 59°F (comfortable).
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around January 10, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).