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The greatest snow depth ever recorded in Layton?

Article Published 01/26/2017
The winter of 2016-2017 has certainly been a snowy one.
However, what is the greatest snow depth ever recorded in Layton City?
According to the Western Regional Climate Center (, from Dec. 25-31, 2003, there was a major snow period for northern Utah. And, the most snow along the Wasatch Front was found on the Layton bench in Davis County, which piled up 51 inches. That could be the greatest depth ever recorded.
One shortcoming in the area is that none of the official weather recording stations are in Layton’s borders. estimates snow depths and as of January 26, 2017, reported an estimated snow depth of 21 to 22 inches in Layton City.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service reported that for the last seven days, from January 19-26, 2017, there have been 42 inches of snow recorded at Farmington SNOWTEL station at an elevation of 8,000 feet in Farmington Canyon.
If there’s only 42 inches at that lofty elevation, then it is unlikely that any portion of Layton City has exceeded that amount.
Historically, it was the winter of 1948-1949 that is considered the most severe ever record in Layton City and most of the region. That winter was not only the coldest on record, it also produced record snowfall.