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Cheyenne broke high temperature record for Sept. 6 by 4 degrees Tuesday, weather station says

(NWS Cheyenne)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The hot temperatures Tuesday in Cheyenne didn’t just break the city’s high-degree mark for the day — it smashed it.

The National Weather Service station in Cheyenne reported that Wyoming’s capital city recorded a high temperature of 95 degrees Tuesday, breaking an all-time record for Sept. 6 of 91 degrees last set in 2020.

It’s the third consecutive day of record-high heat in Cheyenne following new all-time highs for the city on both Sunday and Monday, and considering that both Wednesday and Thursday are also currently projected to eclipse prior high temperature records, the week ahead could be a heat wave unlike most (if not any) before seen in early September in Cheyenne’s history.

The record mark was part of a surge of high temperatures all across southeastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle that have extended across Labor Day weekend and back into the workweek. Many cities in eastern Nebraska such as Sidney, Chadron and Alliance also saw all-time high temperatures for Sept. 6 on Tuesday, the station said.