Salt Lake City ties all-time high temperature record

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-18 00:55:05-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City has tied its all-time highest temperature on record.

It's also the hottest Utah's capital city has reached in 2022 (so far) and the second time in nine days that the record high on a specific calendar day has been broken.

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Just before 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, the National Weather Service confirmed that it recorded a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This broke the previous July 17 record of 103°F that was set in 1960 and most recently tied in 2006.

But it didn't stop there — about an hour later, the NWS announced a new daily record of 105.

Then around 4 p.m., a temperature of 107° was confirmed — breaking Salt Lake City's July 17 record once again, and tying its all-time high that was set last summer.

The NWS said this is just the fourth time that the city has reached 107.

Up until Sunday, the city's hottest day of the year so far was set just over a week ago on July 9 at 104° — which was also a new record for that calendar date.

Meanwhile in St. George, the high temperature was forecast at 107. The hottest July 17 on record there was 112° in 1998, according to Extreme Weather Watch. The hottest all-time temperature in St. George and in the state is 117. That record was set in 1985 and tied last summer.

Video below: Full Sunday night forecast with meteorologist Brek Bolton

Utah's Weather Authority | Staying hot, but storms possible tomorrow - Sunday, July 17 night forecast