Torrington broke another record

Courtesy/U.S. National Weather Service – Cheyenne NWS reported Torrington broke the daily heat record of 105 degrees Fahrenheit, set in 2016 for July 18, on Monday when temperatures soared to 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

Higher than normal heat expected to continue

TORRINGTON – According to the National Weather Service of Cheyenne, Torrington broke another daily heat record on Monday, hitting 107 degrees Fahrenheit and says higher than average, normal heat expected to continue.

For the foreseeable future, NWS of Cheyenne Meteorologist Matthew Brothers told the Telegram, “Although not quite yet a climate site for NWS due it not being a full 30 years we’ve been keeping weather records – Torrington did indeed hit 107 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday, breaking its previous record of 106 degrees in 2016.”

Brothers said the NWS began monitoring, tracking and recording Torrington weather in the early 90s, “starting in about late 1994, early 1995.”

In about two and a half years, Torrington will become an official climate, weather site with NWS which could mean Torrington could get some additional weather sampling tools and individuals to continue to monitor weather, environmental conditions like light, humidity, rain, wind and atmospheric changes.

According to Brothers, Tuesday and Wednesday will have slightly cooler temperatures due a cooling front breeze rolling through – however, will still be in the mid to high 90s.

“Above average temperatures will remain through Friday, at about 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit,” Brothers said. “Precipitation will return starting this weekend, however, temperatures through the weekend into next week will remain in the mid 90s with another possible heat spike to follow.”

The best chance for thunderstorms is Saturday afternoon.

On Wednesday, residents can expect it to be hot and sunny with a high of 99 degrees Fahrenheit and winds between 10 to 15 mph throughout the day.

On Thursday, residents can expect another hot, dry and sunny day with temperatures around 99 degrees Fahrenheit and northern winds from 10 to 15 mph.

On Friday, the high will soar back up to 101 degrees Fahrenheit with mostly sunny and hot conditions.

Torrington can expect to see scattered thunderstorms between Saturday and Monday with temperatures ranging from 91, on Monday, to 96 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.

Currently, much of Goshen County and Torrington, are under an NWS issued Hazardous Weather Outlook alert which began Monday and runs through next Monday.

“Critical fire weather conditions are expected on Tuesday with hot temperatures, dry air, and north west winds gusting to 40 mph,” a NWS Cheyenne weather alert stated. The agency also issued a Red Flag warning for Goshen County and surrounding areas, “(a) red flag warning for strong west winds and low humidity Tuesday for portions of southeast Wyoming and the northern Nebraska Panhandle has been issued.”

The red flag warning was in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the possibility to extend into Wednesday and Thursday.

Humidity in the county is expected to fluctuate between 9 to 15% throughout the week and 35 to 45 mph winds can be expected.

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