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Brownouts

The record heat wave began to break yesterday afternoon, but with temperatures in the 90s, it was tough to notice a discernible difference unless you crammed that package of frozen spinach down your pants.
Another "excessive heat warning" is in effect for today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with temperatures expected to pass 100 again following yesterday's record-breaking 104 degree misery.
Con Ed clocked the highest strain on our power grid ever (13,182 megawatts earlier this afternoon) which has brought along with it brownouts and a few straight up power outages across town.
Despite intense heat, Con Edison has so far managed to keep the power on (and the city's A/Cs running) with only minimal trouble—but the day is young and those outages they threatened could still come.
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