America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Utah Extreme Heat

Utah faces a low threat from extreme heat, but it has taken less action to address its risks than the majority of states. This is primarily due to Utah excluding extreme heat as a threat in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan and doing little to address future risks.



For more information on how prepared Utah is for its growing extreme heat threat, read the detailed state summary.


Is Utah Taking Action?

  • Climate Change and Public Health in Utah discusses climate change-related extreme heat and its impacts on the public health sector
  • No evidence of action to incorporate climate change projections associated with extreme heat into state level programs, investments, and activities
  • Extreme heat is not addressed through the State Hazard Mitigation Plan and associated activities

Did you know...

  • Currently, Utah averages about 15 days a year classified as dangerous or extremely dangerous, according to the NWS Heat Index. By 2050, Utah is projected to see 30 such days a year
  • By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Utah is projected to increase from nearly 15 to more than 50 days a year