Temperature reached 104 degrees in Central Park on Friday but sweltering humidity made it feel like 116 as a blistering heat wave swept across the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.
The 104-degree mark was hit around 2:40 p.m., they said.
Full power has been restored to more than 130,000 customers in Western Queens and Westchester where voltage had been reduced Thursday night, according to Con Ed.
There have been some outages and voltage reductions and demand on Friday surpassed a 2006 record — but the system has held up so far.
On a day when temperatures reached 90 degrees by 8 a.m., Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to set their air conditioners at 79 degrees or warmer.
With the Associated Press