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Tuesday heat set new records around the state dry & windy conditions look to prompt fire weather concerns heading into Wednesday

Extreme heat is wreaking havoc around Wyoming
Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 7:35 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 10:44 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Tuesday was the hottest day of the week so far and looks to reign supreme throughout the rest of the week. As many areas had temperatures 100+ many areas saw lower 90s and mid 90s bolstering the hottest day of the week title. The Ridge continues to be fueled by a mass amount of hot air pushing north that has expanded the most throughout today going into tonight. Aside from the heat, the problem is the air is dry coming into the state which is causing fire weather concerns that will last likely throughout much of the week.

Tonight, temperatures will drop but not to very cool conditions. 60s low, mid and high will be what many areas will experience for tonight and periodic gusts into the Central and Northern areas of the state. Clouds will push along the southern areas of Wyoming tracking east late tonight, but any signs of precipitation are still not likely through our Tuesday night.

Looking ahead: the somewhat good news is that temperatures don’t look to be as extreme and widespread for Wednesday or the days ahead. However, we are still going to be dealing with the stout ridge we don’t see a system strong enough to deflate the ridge until about Friday where a trough from the far north of Canada looks to descend and provide some temporary relief heading into the weekend.

Expect temperatures to remain in those 90s and upper 80s through much of your afternoon and evening hours for the next couple of days. The sun will remain unforgivable so be sure to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.

Some records that were broken today from the National Weather Service Cheyenne:

CHEYENNE...........92............90/1952 AND 1888

LARAMIE............94............86/2018 TIED ALL TIME RECORD HIGH

RAWLINS............96............89/2012 AND 2018

SCOTTSBLUFF........105...........103/1896

CHADRON...........103...........102/1952

Other records that were reported by National Weather Service Riverton:

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101 WAS SET AT CASPER WY TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 93 SET IN 1946, 1959, AND 1987. TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT CASPER WY HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1939.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 98 WAS SET AT LANDER WY TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 92 SET IN 1931. TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT LANDER WY HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1891.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 100 WAS SET AT THE AIRPORT IN RIVERTON WY TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 87 SET IN 2007 AND 2016. TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT THE AIRPORT IN RIVERTON WY HAVE ONLY BEEN KEPT SINCE 1995.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 WAS SET AT THE AIRPORT IN ROCK SPRINGS WY TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 89 SET IN 2018. TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT THE AIRPORT IN ROCK SPRINGS WY HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1948.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 106 WAS SET AT WORLAND WY TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 102 SET IN 1987. TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT WORLAND WY HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1947.

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