Downright balmy as Salt Lake City ties record high temperature

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Jan 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-07 18:27:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Break out the hula skirts and ukuleles as it's feeling downright tropical in Salt Lake City on Friday.

In the middle of winter, the National Weather Service reported that the city reached a toasty 58 degrees at 12:20 p.m., tying a record high temperature for the day. In fact, it was warmer in Salt Lake City on Friday than in Los Angeles, Houston and New Orleans.

Not since 1956 has it been so warm on a January 7th.

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The higher temps are due to south winds keeping things milder, but even the forecasts didn't predict temperatures climbing near 60 degrees in Salt Lake.

But before residents start getting their pools back in shape, rain and snow is forecast to move in later Friday night. It will stay wet in the valleys, though the northern mountains could see up to six inches of snow.