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CAPTION ONLY: UTAHNS FLEE FLAMING HEAT AT GORGE

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Emily Draper and her father, Kurt, of Farmington leap into Flaming Gorge Reservoir, where the temperature Tuesday hit a high of 90 degrees, 10 degrees cooler than the 100-degree reading at the Salt Lake International Airport. The Salt Lake mark tied the record of 21 days of 100-degree or higher temperatures set during the summer of 1960, said Kathleen Hadley, a National Weather Service meteorologist. The record set in 1960 probably won't be surpassed Tuesday or Wednesday at the airport, where a high of 96 degrees was projected Wednesday and 92 on Thursday. It was a scorching 110 degrees Tuesday in St. George; 106 at Bullfrog Marina, Kane County; 105 at Zion National Park; 101 at Green River, Emery County; and 103 at Delta, Millard County, and in Hanksville, Wayne County.