Summer of 2013 hottest ever in Salt Lake City

FILE - This July 1, 2013, file photo, Adolfo Longoria drinks water while cooling off in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is in the midst of a scorching summer already among the hottest in history. The city has registered 16 days of triple digit temperatures this year, the latest coming Tuesday when the temperature gauge nudged up to 100 degrees. That's already the fifth-most on record for the northern Utah region that has historically averaged a mere five 100-degree days a year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The National Weather Service says the summer of 2013 was the hottest on record in Salt Lake City.

The average temperature of 80.7 breaks the previous record of 79.3 sent in 2007. The National Weather Service considers June to August as summer. Temperatures come from a gauge at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

This is the latest record to fall during the searing summer in Utah’s largest city. Salt Lake City has recorded the most days ever of 95 degrees or higher, and the second-most days of triple digit heat.

July was the hottest month on record in Salt Lake City.

The three hottest summers in Salt Lake City have come in the past six years; and the five hottest within the past two decades.

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