Heat breaks records in Utah again
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – We’re in the middle of yet another heat wave and after the hottest June on record in Salt Lake City, this July heat isn’t looking to underperform!
We have an “excessive heat warning” in effect for most of the state through Thursday night and it persists in southern Utah over the weekend.
Salt Lake City hit 104 degrees today, which breaks the old record of 103 in 2002 and duplicated in 2017. This is the tenth time we have recorded three-digit digits at the international airport weather station of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City typically averages four to five triple-figure days a year, but this year we’ve already doubled that with a good chunk of summer still to come.
Thursday’s high is expected to hit 105, breaking another daily heat record.
St. George climbed to 112 degrees today, and this is the seventh time this summer that the city has warmed above 110. This typically happens three to four times per summer, but this year the number is higher. The record for the most days above 110 in St. George is 20 and this happened in 1994.
Since 2000, St. George has turned six with zero out of 110 days, and most recently this has happened in 2011, 2014, and 2019.
The heat has also matched or broken daily high temperature records in cities such as Tooele, downtown Salt Lake City, the Provo weather station at BYU, Kodachrome Basin State Park, and the factory in City Creek water.
To learn more about the heat and when to expect relief, you can stay informed live and online with the Pinpoint Weather Team as they track changes and provide Utah’s most accurate forecast.