National Weather Service for Salt Lake City issues excessive heat warning for parts of the state
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service for Salt Lake City has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Utah which will be in effect until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
This means people will want to be aware of the potential of heat-related illnesses. For parts of northern and central Utah temperatures could reach between 98° and 103°. Southern parts of the state could be between 102° and 110°. St. George tied a state record for highest recorded temperature of 117° yesterday.
We reached 117°F in St. George today. This would tie the all-time record high for the state of Utah. The record remains unofficial at this time, pending a more thorough investigation of the data. #utwx pic.twitter.com/7uIdEpRKqK
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) July 11, 2021
KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank also says temperatures may continue to hit 100° in the north and even above 110° in parts of southern Utah.
“We will continue to see smoky skies statewide,” Eubank said. “103° (for Salt Lake); it’ll break a record on Sunday.”
National Weather Service says if you work or spend time outside to be sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. You should do your outdoor activities in the evening or morning times when temperatures are cooler if possible. The warning also reminds people to not leave children or pets in cars.
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