Utah unofficially ties all-time high temperature with 117 degrees

Posted at 8:53 PM, Jul 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-11 01:10:45-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — The National Weather Service says Utah has tied its all-time record for hottest temperature, but they haven't officially confirmed the data yet.

The NWS of Salt Lake City tweeted Saturday evening that St. George reached 117 degrees, tying the record high set on July 5, 1985, also in St. George.

However, the agency clarified that it is "unofficial at this time, pending a more thorough investigation of the data."

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According to FOX 13's meteorologists, official readings are expected to be released the following morning, and those temperatures may be slightly hotter than those recorded in the afternoon.

The NWS is also working to verify that the location where the temperature was recorded Saturday is close enough in proximity to where the record was previously set over 35 years ago.

In addition, they are checking the equipment used to record the temperature to make sure it's accurate.

Salt Lake City tied its record high of 107 degrees on June 15 of this year.

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Most of Utah is currently under an Excessive Heat Warning that will last through the weekend, and officials are asking residents to be careful when outdoors during the heatwave.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency tweeted the graphic below on Friday, showing the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and how to treat them.

Heat Exhaustion Heat Stroke