NOAA Heat Mapping Campaign

On July 15, 2023, communities across Salt Lake City hit the streets to collect data about the distribution of heat in urban environments, as part of a global effort to map where people are most at risk during extreme heat waves. Results were presented to the community in November 2023.

Heat Map of Salt Lake City

During this one-day heat mapping campaign, community volunteers used specially designed sensors mounted on moving vehicles to collect environmental data about the hottest and coolest places in Salt Lake City. Data collected was used to develop heat index maps of SLC, and will help address heat-related vulnerabilities across the region.

The CAPA Heat Watch project was hosted locally by Utah State University.


Hear from local experts

A public presentation exploring data and local implications of urban heat took place at NHMU on November 5, 2023. 

Project Partners:

CAPA Heat Watch program logo
Utah Climate Center logo
Utah State University Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Department logo
Rowland Hall logo
Salt Lake City Logo
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The SLC Heat mapping Campaign took place Saturday, July 15th, 2023.