July 26, 2010

Weather in St. George

Did you know that due to St. George’s low elevation and southerly location, it is the hottest part of the state with maximum daily July temperatures averaging about 102 °F? Well it is!  The hottest temperature ever recorded in Utah, 117 °F, was recorded in St. George on July 5, 1985.  This was the state record until July 4, 2007, when 118 °F was recorded south of the city near the Arizona state border. The record high minimum temperature is 89 °F, set on July 15, 1970. In winter, temperatures frequently drop below freezing overnight due to radiational cooling resulting from low humidity, but temperatures generally warm up into the 50s°F during the day. Both the record low temperature of -11 °F and record low maximum temperature of 17 °F (-8 °C) were set on January 22, 1937.

St. George lies in a desert and averages 8.25 inches of precipitation annually. Precipitation is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, except for a dry period from late April through June.  Precipitation mostly comes from the Pacific Ocean from late fall through winter and early spring. The storm track usually lifts north of the city by mid-April. The summer monsoon from the Gulf of California can bring localized but often intense thunderstorms from mid-July through mid-September. One such storm dropped the record single day precipitation in the city, with 2.39 inches on August 31, 1909. Snow is rare, averaging 3.2 inches annually. It has been recorded as early as October 29 (in 1971) and as late as April 11 (in 1927). The record single day snowfall is 10.0 in (25.4 cm), set on January 5, 1974.

Now that you know a little more about our climate, come visit us in southern Utah.  For more statistics on year round temperatures, you can visit www.stgeorgechamber.com/Climate.htm.

Filed under: St. George Area,Travel Tips admin @ 5:18 pm

July 19, 2010

St. George Live, Historic Tours

Meet Dixie’s Famous Pioneers.  Historic figures come alive and describe living in Dixie at the turn of the century; entertaining and educational for the whole family.  Tours run every Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 and 10:30, beginning at the Art Museum 47 East 200 North.

FUN FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY!

Adult $3.00,

Children under 12 Free!

For more information contact Angie at 435-627-4510 ext 112

Or Sally at 435-673-5818

Or https://www.sgcity.org/leisure/

Filed under: St. George Area,Theater & Film admin @ 4:47 pm

July 5, 2010

Disney’s Tarzan at Tuacahn!!

  TARZAN, the Broadway musical is based on the popular 1999 Disney film it currently being performed at the Tuacahn Amphitheater.

 The story begins when an early 1900 shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore. The helpless baby is taken under the protection of a gorilla tribe and becomes part of their family. Tarzan later meets a domesticated human named Jane who shows him the finer points of life.

 Bring all your little monkeys to see this fun filled family show. For discounts on hotel rooms and tickets please call 1-800-542-7733 or 435-673-4844 for reservations today.

Filed under: Theater & Film,Tuacahn admin @ 6:39 pm