Utahns Hot Even Without Tying Heat Record

Utahns Hot Even Without Tying Heat Record

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Coco Warner ReportingIt appears Salt Lake City will just miss tying one weather record: a July with 15 days at 100 degrees or more. That record was set back in 1960.

It's probably a record most of us won't mind not reaching. We've spent most of the summer trying to escape the heat. The Salt Lake City Public Library has proved the ideal place for some to keep bodies cool as temperatures soar -- stimulating young minds? Another great place to hide from the heat is the mall.

Amy McCurdy: "Come to the mall, take car rides instead of walks, keep away from the park unless it's shaded. That's it."

And how about movie theaters? Summer blockbusters usually get a little help from the weather.

Emily Nye, Megaplex 12: "It's been a really good summer for us, which is good and it's also really nice because our building has air-conditioning."

But everyone's favorite way to keep cool seems to be anything that involves water. Salt Lake City's Raging Waters has seen some big crowds this summer as people swim, slide and splash their way to cooling down.

So even though Salt Lake City may not tie the record set back in 1960 for fifteen 100 degree plus days, it has been the hottest July in city history. And who knows what’s next? Back in 1960 August brought rain.

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