A July for the record books

A July for the record books

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - With temperatures hitting the triple digit mark once again Wednesday this July will go down as the hottest on record.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – With temperatures hitting the triple digit mark once again Wednesday this July will go down as the hottest on record. That has some residents waiving the white flag in their quest to beat the heat.

Diana McCormick is working a job that has her outdoors. She says the heat is unbearable.

"It's very warm and I find that the hotter it gets the more inside they stay," says McCormick.

When that happens she can't do her job. The summertime heat has her paying the price in others ways too.

"My electricity bill is higher, because the central air is always running. The water is higher, because I'm constantly changing the dog pool out back," says McCormick.

These definitely are the dog days of summer. ABC 4 Utah Meteorologist, Curtis Ray says if this July felt hotter, that's because it was.

"Up until this point we've been about five or six degrees above average for the entire month," says Ray.

The month also saw some much needed monsoonal moisture.

"We were so hot, we were so dry that the monsoon thunderstorms kind of cooled things down, brought up some more humidity and helped adjust the fire danger," says Ray.

The outlook is calling for more seasonal temperatures in the days ahead.

"The worst of it is over, in the rear view mirror and we're looking at more moderate temperatures, mainly closer to average, in the ninety’s over the next few weeks," says Ray.

Not enough for McCormick who has her mind on much colder times.

"I prefer the snow and the cold because I guess you can't cool down as much as you can stay warm. I mean at least you can wrap blankets around you to stay warm," says McCormick.

Wednesday marks the eighteenth day we have hit 100 degrees or above this year.

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