May 28, 2020

 

 

 

High

Low

Forecast for Salt Lake City

Today

90

61

Sunny
Unseasonably warm
(Normal high is 76 F, normal low is 51 F)

Friday

98

68

Partly cloudy
Near record hot
Near record warm at night

(Normal high is 76 F, record is 99 F, set in 2003)
(Normal low is 51 F,
record warm low is 71 F set in 2003)

Saturday

98

72

Partly cloudy
10% chance of showers and thunderstorms
Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph,
shifting to the south at 15 to 25 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph
in the afternoon
Record hot
Near record warm at night

(Normal high is 76 F, record is 97 F set in 2003)
(Normal low is 52 F,
record warm low is 73 F, set in 2003)

Sunday

91

67

Sunny early, becoming partly cloudy
Unseasonably warm
Record warm at night

(Normal high is 77 F)
(Normal low is 52 F,
record warm low is 66 F set in 2017)

Monday

93

67

Sunny early, becoming partly cloudy
Record hot
Near record warm at night

(Normal high is 77 F, record is 93 F set in 1910)
(Normal low is 52 F,
record warm low is 70 F, set in 1910)

Tuesday

88

66

Partly cloudy
Unseasonably warm
Record warm at night

(Normal high is 78 F)
(Normal low is 52 F,
record warm low is 66 F set in 1900)

Wednesday

87

63

Partly cloudy
Near record warm at night

(Normal low is 53 F,
record warm low is 66 F, set in 2014)

 

 

Salt Lake City Climate Data

 

Yesterday:  84 / 63
Trace of rain

Normal for today:  76 / 51

Records for today:  99 (2003) / 32 (1954)

Last year on this date:  63 / 49
0.51" rain

Sunrise:  6:00 a.m. / Sunset: 8:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Weather Factoid

 

A window, whether open or closed, is not a safe lightning observing location. Fortunately, no one was standing at an open window in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida duplex on this date in 1990 when lightning came in through the opening and started a fire. The strike caused $29,000 in damage.

 

 

Utah Weather Factoid

 

On this date in 1918, a violent hailstorm hit Brigham City, destroying the cherry, apricot, peach, and strawberry crops. In 1983, a two-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a rain swollen creek in Tooele County. In 1989, Salt Lake City was hit with a wind gust of 69 mph. In 1996, a tornado touched down in an open field southeast of Delta.

 

 

 


 
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
418 AM MDT Thu May 28 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the western two thirds of
Utah and southwest Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Excessive heat develops across southwest Utah today, with
temperatures running about 20 degrees above average. Overnight
temperatures will remain in the 70s tonight providing little
relief from the heat.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Excessive heat continues for southwest Utah on Friday, while it
becomes quite hot across the rest of the state with daytime high
temperatures running about 20 degrees above average.

The combination of near record temperatures and poor overnight
recover expected Friday night along the Wasatch Front may reach
Heat Advisory criteria.

Southwesterly winds will increase late Friday through Saturday,
with gusts 40 to 50 mph possible Saturday across much of western
Utah.

Strong winds may also support critical fire weather conditions
as early as late Friday in Southwest Utah. The potential for
widespread critical fire weather conditions will be highest on
Saturday, but the potential will linger into Sunday and possibly
Monday.
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
644 PM MDT WED MAY 27 2020

...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR MAY 27TH...

STATION               NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD  YEAR

ALPINE                    56            55      1993
OGDEN                     59    TIED    59      2001
RANDOLPH                  45            43      2018