For the third consecutive day, temperatures climbed to a record high Sunday at the Salt Lake International Airport.
William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service, said the high was 93 degrees Sunday, tying the record for June 5, 1946.During the past week, three records have been tied and two broken. On May 30, Memorial Day, the thermometer plunged to 52, tying for the coldest May 30 on record. Record highs of 93 and 96 were set June 3 and June 4, respectively, Alder said.
Sunday's strong, gusty winds hit 64 mph in Sandy; 54, Cedar City; 53, West Valley City; and 38, in the Cottonwood area. I-80 between Wendover and Salt Lake City was closed to high-profile vehicles Sunday afternoon.
Temperatures are expected to drop a little, with highs expected in the low 80s and upper 70s on Tuesday at the airport.