CA. Highest power usage ever.

Hot weather is expected to push electricity use in California Monday far beyond anything the state has seen before.

Temperatures where we are will be a mere 100 today, down from Saturday’s 117. There are bizarre rumors that temperatures by Thursday will be a frigid 88, but these outlandish claims no doubt are made by those who’ve been in the heat far too long.

California ISO tracks the power usage and issues alerts, however their servers are currently being hammered so the site is very slow. A Stage 3 alert now seems unlikely, so there will be no rolling blackouts.
St. Louis still has large areas without power after four days. Transformers blew out from the heat, then freak storms demolished buildings and power lines.

The power outage in parts of Queens, NY is now in its eighth day. NYC residents are expressing displeasure.

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