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Records set for 100 degree days in SLC and flash flood warnings statewide

Aug 18, 2022, 7:00 PM | Updated: Aug 19, 2022, 8:41 am
Salt lake city hit a record number of 100 degree days and the state is close to the all-time highes...
Salt lake city hit a record number of 100 degree days and the state is close to the all-time highest number of flood warnings statewide. (Ben B. Braun/Deseret News)
(Ben B. Braun/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Thursday marks the 24th day this summer of temperatures reaching 100 degrees in Salt Lake City. Also, the third day in a row of temperatures hitting 100 degrees, said Matt Johnson with KSL TV. 

However, Johnson said you can expect cooler temperatures as soon as Friday due to a low-pressure system moving in from the west. This weather moving in will bring storms across the state over the weekend. 

Johnson also says that we could see other 100-degree days up until early September. 

Flash flood warnings

In 2022, we’ve already hit the second highest number of flash flood warnings statewide that have ever been recorded. 

Photo credit: Matt Johnson/KSL TV

According to Johnson, 77 flash flood warnings have been issued in Utah as of August 2022. This record is only beaten by 2021, which had a total of 118 flash flood warnings.

Becky Bruce and Devin Oldroyd contributed to this story.

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Records set for 100 degree days in SLC and flash flood warnings statewide