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Posted - Jan. 8, 2006 at 9:10 p.m.

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  • The lowest pressure reached by a hurricane was Hurricane Wilma at 882 mb or 26.05 inches of Mercury in October of 2005. Wilma had wind gusts of 175 mph
  • The Labor day Hurricane of 1935 was estimated to have wind speeds of 200 mph!
  • The deadliest hurricane in US History was the Galveston TX hurricane of 1900. 8,000 deaths were attributed to this storm.

Utah Cold Weather Facts - Snow and Winter Storms

  • A Winter storm Watch means conditions are favorable for winter conditions.
  • A winter storm warning means the storm is imminent, happening or definitely happening soon.
  • The most snow ever recorded in one season in SLC was 117.3 inches in 1951-52
  • The average amount of snow is 64.5 inches
  • The least amount of snow in a season was 16.6 inches in 1933-34
  • The coldest day in Utah was -69F in Peter Sinks Utah on Feb 1, 1985. The coldest day in Salt Lake was -30 on Feb 9th, 1933
  • There is a 40% chance of 1 inch or more snow on Christmas! And a 60% chance of a trace!


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