Let's be clear...Winter is a big deal in Utah. And it's a big deal because Utah has the best skiing in the world. And it has a license plate that says it has tremendous snow.

There are those that say it's Colorado or someplace in Europe, but then why is Robert Redford coming here? And why did the greatest Winter Olympics of all-time happen in this state?

There are also Utahns we all know who track the weather like they get a salary. They come up to you with information about the weekend even when you don't have plans to go outside. And you say "oh, really?" a lot.

They say things like "it could cause trouble come the Spring melt." And then you wonder if the conversation is done.

Well, according to the website "How Much Will it Snow?" Salt Lake City traditionally gets its first few inches of snowfall the second week of November. And then things really ramp up from there.

If you look at places like Park City, Deer Valley and other snow resorts, they're getting snow now. But civilians in the valleys have about a month or more before they'll see plowable snow.

According to the Farmers' Almanac the upcoming Winter is going to be a doozy:

"The Farmers’ Almanac tagline says ”The Brrrrr is back!” as it predicts winter weather making a comeback in 2024. Starting in December, they predict lots of snowstorms and cold temperatures for Northern New England (that’s us), with especially heightened snowfall in January and February. Well, GAME ON…

The other part we love about the Farmer’s Almanac prediction is the late season snow– saying that “March could go out like a lion, with stormy conditions nationwide” and a late season snowstorm. If true, this is great news for snowmobilers who travel to Maine to ride the 14,000+ mile snowmobile trail network, including the 100+ miles groomed and maintained by the Forks Area Trails Club! Think: groomed trail access right out your cabin door…dreamy, right?!"

First Snowfall Dates for Major Idaho Cities

We've already told you the average first snow in Boise happens around November 22, but what about some other major cities? These stats are based on data from the National Weather Service. In order to be considered the date of the first snowfall, a city needed to receive at least .1" of snow.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

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