Salt Lake City and other municipalities shattered record highs for the date Saturday and came within two degrees of the record for highest temperature in March.
On Saturday afternoon, temperatures climbed to 79 degrees, well above the previous record of 72 degrees set in 1972, according to the National Weather Service. Fillmore and Tooele both reached 77 degrees, breaking the record high of 75 degrees, set in 2007 and 1910, respectively.
Forecasters had expected temperatures in Utah's capital city to reach 80 degrees, which is the hottest day in March on record for the city set in 2012.
Other cities tied record highs: Temperatures in Manti reached 75 degrees, Wendover reached 73 and Alta reached 56.