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SLC's temperature reaches 100 degrees, setting two records

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 20:02:01-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service reports two new temperature records for Salt Lake City on Friday.

The NWS's equipment recorded a temperature of 100 degrees, F, making it the hottest June 5 on record for SLC. The previous high temperature record for June 5 was 98 degrees in the year 2000.

"And just like that, we've reached 100°F here at the SLC Airport for the first time this year. This is a record breaking temperature (record was 98°F set in 2000)," the National Weather Service's Salt Lake City branch said.

Friday was also the city's earliest day on record to reach 100 degrees. The previous record was set on June 7, 1985.