SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As a dangerous and intense heat wave grips the Great Basin, heat records continue to fall, and Salt Lake City has made history!
The Salt Lake City airport weather station has reached a temperature of 107 degrees under this historic heatwave. This is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Salt Lake.
We have seen two other 107 degree readings in July of 2002 and July of 1960. Today’s 107 also becomes the hottest temperature on record for the month of June in SLC.
This new record comes in during a stretch of record-breaking days where daily highs have been broken in succession. On top of tying the record for hottest temperature record, today has also blown out the daily record of 102 degrees that was set back in 1974.
This heat wave ushered in the earliest 102-degree temperature on record on Sunday in Salt Lake, the earliest 103-degree temperature reading in Salt Lake on Monday, and now we have seen daytime highs soar.
This dangerous heat has the potential to cause a spike in heat related illnesses, so it’s a good idea to utilize cooling centers if you don’t have access to air conditioning.
We remain under clear skies and a very warm southerly flow which will allow for little relief overnight. Lows will remain in the 70s in Salt Lake.
Cooler air is on deck, to find out when, watch ABC4 News at 10 and stay tuned to ABC4 Utah for updates, on-air and online.