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The record-breaking heat of summer 2022 unlikely to repeat in Utah this year

May 30, 2023, 9:00 AM

The summer heat record in 2022 for Utah shattered records. As we look to this year, meteorologists ...

FILE: Alex Muniz, a subcontractor for the Commuter Rail line, gulps down water while working on 200 South and 500 West in Salt Lake City on July 5, 2007. (Laura Seitz, Deseret Morning News)

(Laura Seitz, Deseret Morning News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The summer of 2022 shattered heat records in Utah. As we look to this year, meteorologists say that’s unlikely to happen again. 

In the summer of 2022, officials recorded 34 triple-digit degree days, including the hottest day on record. That was on September 7, when the temperature hit 107 degrees.

Additionally, Utah saw high temperatures much later than usual in the season. KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank called last year’s heat an anomaly.

Although the state should get a hotter and drier than average pattern, Utah looks to get a reprieve from the long streak of triple-digits.

Eubank says an El Nino pattern will bring monsoonal moisture to Utah earlier in the season. And that could cool things down.

“It looks like we will see an earlier onset to the monsoonal flow which could bring us in more thunderstorms, more water, and make for a cooler than normal summer,” says Eubank.

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The record-breaking heat of summer 2022 unlikely to repeat in Utah this year