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Summer 2021 goes down in the record books as the hottest ever for Salt Lake City

Sep 2, 2021, 7:51 AM
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Visitors enjoy the sunset at the Great Salt Lake near Saltair in Magna on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s official.  The summer of 2021 — which the National Weather Service defines as June, July, and August — tied as the hottest ever in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Overall, the NWS of Salt Lake City reports the average daily high came in at 80.9 degrees.  However, July soared past that with an average high of 85.7 which is the hottest since record-keeping began in 1874.

 

So will we have a warmer than normal winter?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac shows temperatures will be two degrees above normal September with above-normal rainfall in the region.  While October is predicted to be 1-degree warmer than normal with below-normal precipitation.

However, the original Farmer’s Almanac forecast was for cooler than normal temperatures this summer.  So, it’s hard to say what the future holds.

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