Salt Lake City has experienced a record-breaking summer of heat, and as September begins this week, the entire state is in for another run of oppressive weather. On the first three days of September, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Salt Lake City airport is expected to reach 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. That is 14–15 degrees above average.
The National Weather Service reports that on September 8, 1979, September 1, 2019, and September 5, 2020, respectively, 100 degrees were reported in the capital of Utah during any known September. Every day this year in Salt Lake City that exceeds 100 degrees or more will set a record, regardless of the month. This is due to the fact that 25 days have already seen triple-digit temperatures in 2022, breaking the previous record of 21 established in 1960 and tied in 1994.
On the benches in Salt Lake City, it will be slightly colder, but just slightly. A high of 95 is anticipated there on Tuesday, 97 on Wednesday, 98 on Thursday, and 98 on Friday and Saturday, according to the weather service. For this time of year, Salt Lake City typically has highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Through Sunday, the only thing in the forecast is sunshine and a clear sky; there is no chance of precipitation.
And it won’t only be hot in Salt Lake City. This week is expected to see near-record high temperatures across the state, ranging from 90 to 96 in Logan to 100 to 106 in St. George, where it’s usually hot this time of year. The typical high temperatures at St. George during the end of August/start of September range from 97 to 98. The usual highs in Logan range from 81 to 83. Additionally, there is no rain predicted for southern Utah, and beautiful skies are anticipated through Sunday.
Flash floods are “not forecast” at any of Utah’s national parks or national monuments on Monday or Tuesday, according to the weather service. On Tuesday and Wednesday, sensitive populations in Salt Lake County and Davis County will experience “unhealthy” air quality, according to the Utah Division of Environmental Quality. Through Wednesday, all other monitored counties will be categorized as yellow, or “moderate.”