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Utah Heat Continues Smashing Records

Coming off the hottest June in Salt Lake City on record, this July heat doesn’t seem to be letting up. Salt Lake City hit 104 degrees on Wednesday, which breaks the old record of 103 set back in 2002 and 2017. Typically, SLC averages about four to five triple-digit days per year, but yesterday was 2021’s tenth triple-digit day. There are likely to be even more triple-digit recordings because we still have a big chuck of summer still ahead.

Heat has also tied or broken temperature records in other Utah cities including Tooele, Provo, Kodachrome Basin State Park and at the City Creek Water Plant.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!