Utah is heating up as we head into the summer, but can we expect it to be as hot as last year? 

If you were in St. George for any significant amount of time last July, then you know it was HOT. Residents had little to no reprieve as the temperatures stayed at a steady 107. It seems the median for summer temps has gone up in Utah and this year could be the same. 

In 1985, Utah hit its record temperature of 117 in July and though that record hasn’t been broken yet, it's gotten close in recent years.  The steady stream of relentless heat makes it hard to have summer fun during normal hours.  

Any yard work or lawn watering must be done in the wee hours of the morning or later in the night.  

It is only the end of May and the temperatures in Southern Utah are already into the early 90s which is not ideal. With monsoons becoming rather sparse in the area, who knows when relief will come for residents. 

Unfortunately, temperatures will only continue to rise as we head into June and July.  

So, make sure to have some outdoor summer fun now if you are looking to spend a long time in the sun. Otherwise, you may be hot and miserable if you wait any longer. If you are brave enough to just lather in sunscreen and do it next month, well good for you.  

I shall be inside with many fans wishing for winter to come back.  

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