Salt Lake area residents may have felt they were on a temperature roller coaster in the past 48 hours or more as records were broken on both ends of the temperature scale.
A record high low temperature of 76 degrees was recorded Monday at the Salt Lake International Airport. The reading was a record for Aug. 7 and for the month of August. On the same day, the temperature hit 100 degrees, which tied the record high reading on the same day in 1994, said National Weather Service meteorologist William J. Alder.On Tuesday morning a cool front slipped into the Wasatch Front, keeping temperatures to a high during the day of only 77 degrees, which was a record low high for the day. Previously, the record for the day was 82 degrees, set in 1938.
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