8,000 Affected By Power Outages So Far In Tristate Area: Watch The Developing Brownouts In Real Time

Tyler Durden's picture

As of an hour ago the official temperature in New York hit 102 degrees: an all time recor, topping the previous 101 from 1957. And courtesy of a power grid in dire need of upgrading and repair, the ConEd outages in the TriState area are starting to trickle in. At last check on the interactive map, at least 8000 customers have been hit with power outages so far. The number will almost certainly rise with as the day progresses and as residents return to their sweltering toaster apartments and crank the A/C to the max.

Readers can keep track of the real time interruption status with the map below.

h/t Alex Gloy

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JJSF's picture

There will be no upgrades. Everything must go to the banks. Want a loan to build a new grid? ..well then we're in business..

Clueless Economist's picture

WTF it was 101 in 1957?  Where in heck was ALGore back then when we had climate change (tm)?

He sends cool regards from one of his air conditioned mansions

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I'm sure the A/C is going full-blast in the mansion, but my guess is, he took the private jet to someplace cooler for the weekend.

Al Gore: reducing the carbon footprint one jet trip at a time!

DaBernank's picture

He took the private jet to Oslo, apparently.

MassDecep's picture

Call me crazy; so be it.

I really think a lot of this weather is being caused by the massive "Gulf Oil Spill" and the subsequent disruption of our natural air conditioner called the Gulf of Mexico. When you coat the floor of a large body of water as per the Gulf with oil, and then claim the disaster is over, with absolutely no news coverage anymore…..There’s Trouble. Since the oil spill is long gone “out of our heads” they will surely claim “Climate Change” and take more control of us. Until next time fellow slaverades.

margaris's picture

yes, the silence concerning the oil spill is scary.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Nothing crazy about what you say MassDecep.

GOM, Fukushima, Axis tilt, Elenin.... who knows eh? But it's all changing, quite fast.

It would behoove us all to be like surfers in a pipe. 

Continuity is a function of persistance of vision. Only!



Pure Evil's picture

I think you missed Bruce Kastings post today showing that the GOM was much hotter in 2004 than even this year, throwing your baby, the GOM A/C theory, right out the window along with the bath water.

What we have is a high pressure cell moving lazily over the continental US with no discernable jet streams to move it along. And, by that I mean a jet stream that extends down into the continental US pushing the air around.


Or as Bruce said:

Note that a condition that existed in 2004 was a weak El Nino. What do we have today? A weak La Nina. It is predicted that the cycle will complete sometime in July. We will revert to a weak El Nino (we may have already achieved that)

Might I suggest this switch over is causing the high pressure cell to stick around longer than usual, meaning no winds to push it out into the Atlantic.



Ident 7777 economy's picture

by MassDecep on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:35 #1482028 

Call me crazy; so be it.

I really think a lot of this weather is being caused by the massive "Gulf Oil Spill" and the subsequent disruption of our natural air conditioner called the Gulf of Mexico. When you coat the floor of a large body of water as per the Gulf with oil, and then claim the disaster is over,

- - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -

Like they could REALLY cover all that up (slicks, appearing on the beach, in the channels) WITH NOBODY NOTICING ...


That's nuts alright ...



Salah's picture

No, not crazy...the Atlantic Conveyor current has been disrupted.  Wait until winter, that's when things will get really apparent.  BP had/has the worst safety record of any of the supermajors, we let them off the hook due to their British influence @ CIA...it's that fucking simple.

smiler03's picture

British influence at the CIA? Don't be stupid, it was because the Queen showed the President her lingerie collection.


If you think BP was let off the hook then how would you describe the Exxon Valdez disaster and the relatively minor compensation cost to that company? 

TruthInSunshine's picture

The banks and Wall Street suck on the teet delivering sweet, taxpayer nectar, while the U.S. infrastructure falls to developing world standards, with rolling blackouts, crater sized pot holes, collapsing bridges and rusting ports.

Thank you Democrats!

Thank you Republicans!

Thanks to the Sheeple that believe there's any difference to the "two parties" in the U.S.S.A.

Confused's picture

....crater sized pot holes...


I see you've been driving on the Brooklyn, Queens Expressway.

HungrySeagull's picture

That is why 18 wheelers is the best vehicle for that area. That airride soaks it up right nicely.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

How is this news? Anybody who MATTERS in the tri-state area is already in Hamptons, Newport, the Vineyard, or the Jersey Shore (for the more hoi-polloi-y)

lilimarlene1's picture

You forgot Dutchess County, Saratoga, Vermont, and the Lenox, Mass area: all big draws for the moneyed set.

Fascist Dictator's picture

Cross Bronx is scary! You can see tire ruts in the road. I don't know how low riding cars travel there.

SteveNYC's picture

Or the FDR....

Or just about any cross street in Manhattan that carries a real volume of traffic....

Or the X Bronx.....

Or the RFK.....

And my favorite, the Lincoln Tunnel entrance bridge......I've hit some real craters there.

HungrySeagull's picture

I used to worry about the I-95 in elevated sections in that far left lane once you climb out of the brick walls past the GWB. At the time, there were two spots where there is absolutely NO railing, wall or anything to prevent you from falling hundreds of feet to your death at night.

The first time I discovered that, I just about hung a left steer tire over open space and the resulting scare made my body hurt enough to seriously consider quitting then and there and fly home.

To this day I don't know how the damn axle did not break under the forces when I jammed the steering wheel to the right or how those two cars in the middle lane did not get crushed.

Yep, just another night in NYC running to the markets.

SteveNYC's picture

Word! That entire section of bridge/highway looks like it could disintegrate at any moment. Careful driving dude, and enjoy the heat! Actually enjoying it myself, just had ice cream in midtown with the fam. Nice!

Pladizow's picture

The only difference between the two parties is what they want to spend money on - but they both want to spend!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Ding ding ding. We have the booby prize over here.

No, I wasn't looking at your......it's just a figure of speech madam........Look, I'm a married man lady........You know what? You can take that prize and shov......

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Pladizow, you gotta post the link to the full-size version of that avatar pic. truly remarkable.

InconvenientCounterParty's picture

That's accurate, but it isn't confined to the politicians. It's more or less the same thing with the people that vote too.

Not the libertarians though. They have a ideologically pure viewpoint. Try it with me...

"Quit whining for mama to come set up better infrastructure for you! You are free, what more do you want?"

Mudflap's picture

Banksters don't mind the heat one bit.

"A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes. "
Dorothy Gilman

Fukushima Sam's picture

End of civilization, bitchez!

Cassandra Syndrome's picture

What will happen if the lights go out at Skynet?

MsCreant's picture

Both JohnG and cougar_w are winners!

Mad Max's picture

I'm trying to visualize a couple of humans engaging in non-computerized HFT.  Some mid-20's types drinking a lot of red bull and shouting at each nonstop like deranged engineers from the 1950's.  Quote stuffing could be a lot more literal.

MsCreant's picture

I think like an Incubus and you think like a MsCreant. Can you handle that?

MisterMousePotato's picture

Seriously? You think like an Incubus? Man ... I used to wonder what you looked like (really looked like). But that just weirded me out.

SheepDog-One's picture

Now that we're completely bankrupt, time to upgrade!

Popo's picture

Indeed.  Time to upgrade.  Of course,  not without paying $100/hr union wages, and guaranteeing a tax-payer funded pension starting at age 45.

By the way, 98% retire with disability.   You're cool with that, right?


cougar_w's picture

You just made all that up, didn't you?

Quintus's picture

Probably.  A recent study showed that 76.43% of statistics quoted on the web were made up on the spot.

ceilidh_trail's picture

I disagree. My number is 68.976584%.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Sounds about right, so it must be true.

Does that make you a truther? :)

SoCalBusted's picture

"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity"
Abraham Lincoln

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

What a nice way to end my business day. Thanks for the belly laugh. :)

TruthInSunshine's picture
by Quintus
on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:15

Probably.  A recent study showed that 76.43% of statistics quoted on the web were made up on the spot.


Quintas, did you account for the fact that said study was later proven to be 18% erroneous?


Zymurguy's picture

That and 5 out of 4 people have trouble with math to begin with.