Record highs fall; Scottsbluff hits 100
Record high temperatures were smashed at all reporting stations across the region Tuesday, with Scottsbluff reaching the 100-degree-mark.
The records fell early late in the morning, with temperatures reaching their peak between 12:30 and 2 p.m. in the afternoon.
Scottsbluff reached 100 degrees, breaking a 73-year-old record of 91, set in 1939. Other record highs, included 98 in Alliance, and 99 in Chadron, which each exceeded their previous records by six degrees set in 2006. Sidney also reached 98, breaking the 2010 record of 89 degrees.
Records also fell in eastern Wyoming. Torrington surged to 95, passing a 2006 record of 88. Douglas hit 90 degrees, breaking a 2006 record of 87. Cheyenne had a high of 87, Rawlins 82, and Laramie 81. The Cheyenne mark broke a 132-year-old record set back in 1879.
Much cooler, and wet, weather is expected Wednesday, with highs in the 70s.
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