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LINGERING UTAH HEAT WAVE COOKS UP MORE RECORDS

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Setting records is one of the only consolations to come from the scorching summer of 1994. Several measures of misery have already been established - including Sunday's wilting 104 degrees in Provo - and the Wasatch Front was on the verge early Monday of hitting another.

The low of 82 degrees Monday morning could be a record "high minimum," if an expected rainstorm Monday evening doesn't cool things down too much. The pre-eminent high minimum is (and could be was) 79, occurring in July 1956."I guess we might as well set another record," said a resigned Bill Alder, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

Other records were set Sunday in Salt Lake, 100; Alta, 81; Delta, 102; Green River, 105; Midway, 98; and Tooele, 99.

If the predicted showers coming from the south don't foil chances of establishing another level of discomfort, it will at least break a five-day string of 100-degree-plus temperatures.

The cloud cover and rain were expected to make temperatures drop to the mid-90s Monday and Tuesday.