Salt Lake City records July as hottest month in history

SALT LAKE CITY – A few minutes after 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, the temperature near the Salt Lake City Airport reached over 100º for the 18th time this past month. July 2022 was the hottest month in Salt Lake’s history, as 18 days over 100º shattered the previous record of 11 days.

As of the last day of July, the temperature in Salt Lake City has reached 100º 21 separate times in 2022, which ties the record for most days in an entire year. With August and September still to come, this will most likely be the hottest year in Salt Lake’s history, and the record of 21 days will be broken.

100º is not in Salt Lake’s weekly forecast, but there is a projected high of 97º on Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 5% chance of Salt Lake reaching 100º on Thursday and Friday.

As Salt Lake is heating up, Park City is cooling down, with a projected high of 83º on Thursday. Thunderstorms are also in the forecast for both Salt Lake City and Park City throughout the week.

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