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September 28, 2021
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July was the hottest month ever in Salt Lake City

Miles Rosenberg cools off in the splash pad at Liberty Park during a heat wave in Salt Lake City on June 14. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — July 2021 was the hottest month ever at the Salt Lake City International Airport, breaking a record previously set in July 2017.

Last month, the airport had an average mean temperature of 85.7 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. That breaks the 2017 record in that category, which was 85.3 degrees.

It’s the second month in a row that Utah has broken heat-related records.

June 2021 was the hottest June on record for Salt Lake City, with an average mean temperature of 80.2 degrees. That was the first time the average mean has been above 80 degrees for the month of June since the weather service began keeping records in 1874.

The June record broke the previous highest average mean temperature, which was 77.5 degrees, set in both 2015 and 2016.

But even though July was scorching, monsoonal rainstorms brought much-needed precipitation to Utah, which is in the middle of a historic drought. Some parts of southern Utah experienced precipitation levels up to 400% of normal through the month of July, according to the weather service.

Monsoon rains remain in the forecast for the next few days. Afternoon, evening and some overnight thunderstorms are possible for the first part of this week, according to KSL Weather’s Kristen Van Dyke. Gusting winds, hail and heavy rain are possible for the storms.

Temperatures will also be slightly lower than normal for the next few days, Van Dyke said.

For the full weather forecast, visit ksl.com/weather.

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