Salt Lake City's hottest air temperature ever recorded was 107.1 degrees on Saturday, July 13, 2002.
The previous time it came close to being this sizzling
was 106.6 degrees on July 26, 1960.
"Mercury climbs to 107 to smash all records" was a Deseret
News deadline back then.
"Hot, hotter, hottest" was the headline when that record was
broken in 2002.
Despite that single day heat record, the summer of 2013 was
the hottest overall on record. There were not a lot of 100
According to the Salt Lake Office of the National Weather
Service, the summer of 2013 had the most number of days -
-54 -- with a high temperature of 95 degrees F or more.