Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts

Utah forecast: ‘Cooling trend’ ahead, if 100 degrees qualifies
More heat » More record-setting highs expected.
First Published Jul 02 2013 08:03 am • Last Updated Jul 02 2013 09:53 pm

How hot is it in Utah? So hot that a predicted temperature of merely 100 degrees in Salt Lake City on Independence Day is considered a cooling trend.

Before residents of Utah’s capital could consider such questionable blessings, however, they had to endure probable record-setting heat again on Wednesday of 103 degrees, itself following Tuesday’s hot weather mark of 102. (Monday’s 104 shattered the previous record for the date of 101, set in 1990).

At a glance

Hot weather safety tips: »

—Elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress.

—Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.

—Get informed. Listen to local news and weather channels or contact your local public health department during extreme heat conditions for health and safety updates

—Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

But even a few degrees — like the proverbial drop of water on the tongue of the damned — can make a difference. Throughout the state, the mercury was expected to retreat 2-4 degrees on July Fourth from Wednesday’s mostly triple-digit highs.

Still, the weather was unseasonably hot, and the National Weather Service continued both its Hazardous Weather Advisory for the western two-thirds of the state and a Heat Advisory for southwest and southcentral Utah.

Renewed pleas for heat-savvy precautions were being made: the elderly, young children, those with chronic health problems and their pets were urged to stay indoors, out of the blazing sunlight. Those who had to be outside were encouraged to take frequent breaks in the shade and to drink lots of fluids to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Air quality along the Wasatch Front was not good, either. Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah and Tooele counties all get "Yellow," or compromised air quality grades through the mid-week period. Away from the Wasatch Front breathing was better, with Box Elder, Cache, Duchesne, Uintah and Washington counties earning "Green," or healthy ratings.

The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma web site had better news, however. Only cattail pollen, at moderate levels, was measured as elevated entering the mid-week.

Salt Lake City’s high temperature for Wednesday was to be 104, down from Tuesday’s 102 with Thursday’s 100 degrees on tap; Ogden looked for 100, 100 and 97; Provo 101, 101 and 98; Logan 99, 99 and 95; Wendover 101, 102 and 98; Duchesne 92, 91 and 90; Cedar City 100, 100 and 97; St. George 113, 111 and 111; and Moab, 101 degrees all three days.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims


story continues below



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.