Monday, September 5, 2022

And So It Continues

Heat, heat, and more heat. What more can I say.  Salt Lake City easily tops records for the warmest four day stretch in the last week of August and first week of September with an average temperature of 85.9˚F.  Prior to 2022, the old record was 84.1˚F, set from 1-4 Sep 2019.  Prior to 2000, the record was 83.0˚F (26–29 Aug 1997).  

If you don't like the airport obs, 1-4 September 2022 was also the warmest four-day stretch on record in the last week of August and first week of September at Bountiful Bench (complete records since 1975) with an average temperature of 82.3˚F.  The prior record was 81.9˚F from 25-28 August 1997.  

Forecasts continue to advertise near or above daily-record warmth through Wednesday.  I suspect we will obliterate the average temperature for Sep 1-7 at the airport and many other stations in northern Utah.  There may be a slight retreat in temperatures after Wednesday, but they will still remain well above recent climatological "norms", whatever that means.  

The NWS forecast for the airport, downloaded this morning at 9:38 AM, is below.  Even adjusting for the tendency of this station to run a little hotter, it is crazy warm.   

Make it stop, please...

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