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Brace for heat impacts: High temperatures expected at Hill Air Show

Jun 27, 2024, 7:00 PM | Updated: Jun 28, 2024, 4:10 pm

F-35A shown, hill air force Warriors Wasatch show happens this weekend...

Maj. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe flies during an F-35A Lightning II demonstration team show at Hill Air Force Base near Layton on Friday, June 3, 2022. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY — It is expected to get extremely hot as Hill Air Force Base hosts its annual air show Warriors Over the Wasatch this weekend.

Meteorologists from the KSL Weather Center predict sunny, clear skies, with high temperatures in the mid-90s for Saturday and Sunday. And while this may be good for visibility, air show visitors watching from the tarmac will have no shade to protect them from the sun.

Operations Director for Hill Air Force Base’s Public Affairs Office, Kendahl Johnson, said the heat also reflects off the pavement from the flight line. That will add a couple of degrees as well.

“We suggest you bring sunscreen … wear a hat, [and] bring lots of water,” Johnson said. “There will be water refilling stations for you to fill your water bottles.

“There will also be concessions if you want to buy frozen lemonade or a slushie,” he added.

What visitors can bring

Visitors can bring pre-packaged food, handheld umbrellas, small folding chairs, and foldable strollers or wagons. These may provide some shade for the youngest air show fans. However, there is a list of prohibited items visitors are not allowed to bring in, including large umbrellas and coolers.

Johnson said Hill Air Force Base is prepared in case there are any heat-related medical issues.

“There will be fire and medical services,” Johnson said. “We will have folks out … making sure people are staying hydrated and aren’t in any kind of danger. We can help them if there are some medical concerns.”

Is fire danger an issue at Warriors Over the Wasatch?

When it comes to fire danger, Johnson said Hill has done a lot to mitigate risks. But in the past, they have never really had any issues with fire.

“We have had a couple [of] controlled burns out around the flight area, where the performers will be flying,” Johnson said. “That should take care of any fire concerns.”

Still, flammable items will not be permitted at the air show. Fireworks, lighters, cigarettes, and vapes are all prohibited items.

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Brace for heat impacts: High temperatures expected at Hill Air Show