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When it was reported that the temperature was 89 on Sunday, in Salt Lake, is that considered the ‘official' high for the state, even though other places, such as St. George, or even South Salt Lake, have higher temperatures? Do all the weather men on the television stations report the high in Salt Lake as being the ‘official' high for the state?

Marsha T.


The short answer is NO! The official high for the state will be whatever temperature for that day is highest in whatever place around the state.

I don't believe anyone reports the official high in SLC as the state high at all, I'm not sure where you got this idea actually!

You can get the daily temperature summaries on the National Weather Service website. There's a link on the right, you might have to scroll down on it to get the highs and lows for the day.

Answered by KSL Meteorologist Dina Freedman.

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