Salt Lake City Ties Record For Highest Temperature Ever Recorded
SALT LAKE CITY — Records continue to fall during this heat wave as Salt Lake City hit 107 degrees Tuesday, breaking the previous daily record of 102 degrees and tying the highest temperature ever recorded in the city.
At 107 degrees, Tuesday became the hottest day of the year on the Wasatch Front.
The daily record, which was set in 1974, fell when SLC hit 103 degrees at 1:40 p.m.
[5:43 PM] 107°F. We have now tied the highest temperature EVER recorded at Salt Lake City in any month of the year, in the last 147 years of records. It has only happened twice before: July 2002 and July 1960. #utwx pic.twitter.com/lySLjV748q
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) June 15, 2021
Historically, SLC has seen highs of around 84 degrees on June 15.
Most of Utah experienced triple-digit heat Tuesday, and red flag and excessive heat warnings remain in effect — some through Thursday night.