The climate in the valley is warm and dry during the summer, with the first snowfall coming during fall. Fog and snow are common during the winter. The lake is icebound during winter and most of spring. Generally the climatic conditions in Rich County are considered rather severe. Killing frosts are common until June and again in early September affecting a short growing season....
Palacios, Patsy; Luecke, Chris; and Robinson, Justin
"Climatology in the Bear Lake basin, Utah,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 14, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol14/iss1/12