Utah breaks heat records with little relief in sight

Jul 17, 2023, 11:00 AM | Updated: Sep 11, 2023, 11:21 am

SALT LAKE CITY--- Multiple Utah cities broke daily heat records Sunday as the July heat wave is lea...

National Weather Service predicts a high of 102 on Monday. July 17, 2023. (National Weather Service)

(National Weather Service)

SALT LAKE CITY— Multiple Utah cities broke daily heat records Sunday as the July heat wave is leaving its mark.

According to the National Weather Service, Salt Lake City clocked 106 degrees near the airport on Sunday, breaking the previous daily record of 103 set in 1960, 2005 and 2010.


Cedar City also hit a record Sunday with a high of 102, breaking the previous record 0f 101 set in 1960. While they didn’t break a record, St. George got as hot as 114 degrees Sunday.

NWS Senior Meteorologist Monica Traphagan told KSL Newsradio Salt Lake is looking at a high of 102 for Monday’s forecast. KSL Meteorologists have since predicted a high of 103.

But, the good news is we’re looking to get a little bit of a break soon.

“We do have the ridge eventually weakening…and a cold front moving through…or less-warm front,” Traphagan said.

Temperatures are expected to cool to the mid to high 90s Tuesday to the start of the weekend, where they’ll likely climb back up again.

“Later in the week and into the weekend…we’re going to have another high-pressure ridge move over us,” Traphagan said. “(We’re) looking at more triple-digit temperatures.”

KSL Meteorologists are also predicting a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.

An excessive heat warning is still in place until Monday at 9 p.m.

During that warning, Traphagan and other officials are urging people to avoid working outdoors during peak heat. Also, remember to drink plenty of water and to keep a close eye on neighbors and pets.

If you do not have access to air conditioning, look up cool centers in your area to beat the heat. 

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