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PHOTOS: Records break as Casper swelters in heat wave

A group of children lay down on fresh water at the David Street Station splash pad as temperatures soared past 100 degrees on Tuesday, June 15 in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo – Casper tried to stay cool as temperatures pushed the 100 degree mark on Tuesday.

The crystal-blue waters at Marion Kreiner Pool & Park in north Casper shimmered with swimmers, while the splash pad at David Street Station filled with families and visiting summer camps.

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

Heat seemed to rise from the downtown streets during midday.

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

According to social media posts by the National Weather Service in Riverton, Casper set a heat record for June 14 on Monday and has already surpassed the old record for June 15 set back in 1987. Official temperatures are yet to be published, but as of 6 p.m. the current NWS’ temperature in Casper was 99 degrees.

Sheridan was posting a temperature of 106 degrees around 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, with multiple heat and red flag warnings in effect. A fire near Ten Sleep grew from around 350 acres to more than 1,300, according to the BLM.

Casper is expected to remain hot over the next two days, but not as severely.

Photos by Dan Cepeda, Oil City News