Oklahoma's Record-Setting Heat is Hot Enough to Melt a Street Light [UPDATE]

To illustrate just how hot it's been in Oklahoma for the past several weeks, the Oklahoma City-based NBC affiliate KFOR put up a viewer photo on its Facebook page claiming to show street lights melting in Stillwater.

The National Climatic Data Center, via the Associated Press, says over 64 new temperature records were set across Oklahoma during the month of July — including 13 on July 31st alone.

UPDATE: Several KFOR viewers are claiming that a dumpster fire caused by the heat led to the melting of the lamps and not the heat itself. This photo is being passed around as evidence. Still damn hot out, though.

[photo via KFOR via Cheat Sheet]