SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service says July was the warmest month on record for Salt Lake City.

The average temperature of 84.1 broke the previous record of 84.0 set in July 2007. Records go back to 1874.

The scorching July comes on the heels of the third-warmest June in history as the summer of 2013 continues to be one for the record books.

The city has already registered 18 days of triple-digit heat this year. That’s just three days shy of the record set in 1960 and again in 1994.

Temperatures could reach 100 again Thursday.

It’s been a very warm decade. In the last 10 years, Salt Lake City has recorded the seven warmest Julys and three of the five summers with the most 100-degree days.

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