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SALT LAKE CITY — The ultimate triple-digit record in Salt Lake City has finally been broken.
The high temperature at Salt Lake City International Airport reached 100 degrees at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, setting a new record for 100-degree days in a calendar year with 22. The previous record was 21 days, which was initially set in 1960 before it was matched again in 1994 and last year.
Salt Lake City normally receives fewer than 10 triple-digit days in a year. Tuesday's temperature also tied 2007 for Aug. 16's daily record, according to the weather service. Its data for Salt Lake City dates back to 1874.
The record comes on the heels of a pair of other heat records set last month, which was Salt Lake City's hottest month on record. There were a record 18 triple-digit heat days in July, including a tie of the hottest temperature ever recorded at the airport: 107 degrees. It was officially Utah's sixth-hottest July on record.
The National Weather Service forecasts the hot temperatures to continue for the next few days, with highs hovering in the upper 90s. That's before storms arrive just ahead of the weekend, cooling highs back into the upper 80s and lower 90s by Friday.
Full seven-day forecasts for areas across Utah can be found online at the KSL Weather Center.