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How Hot Is It? You Tell Us

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

summer, beach, heat, suntanning (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

New York City is officially the Baked Apple.

A heat advisory remains in effect for the New York City area as heat and humidity threatens to make it feel like more than 100 or higher.

There is also the possibility of small hail Wednesday afternoon and a thunderstorm later.

Con Ed has reduced voltage by 5 percent in Sutton Place and Midtown East in Manhattan.

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is forecasting record demand for electricity on Wednesday. The ISO, which operates the state power grid, estimates the peak load will reach 32,950 megawatts (MW). One megawatt of electricity can power between 800 and 1,000 homes. The record for peak energy use was 33,939 on August 2, 2006.

To ensure there is enough supply of electricity, the ISO activated on Wednesday the “Demand Response Program” in New York City from 1 to 6pm .  This helps conserve energy by having customers reduce their energy consumption.  The result darker lobbies, slower elevator service or hotter subway cars.

Since the official start of summer, more than 100 record-high temperatures have been set across the country – including in New York City and Connecticut.

It’s hot out there. To borrow from the fine folks at the Brian Lehrer Show, we want to ask you to finish this sentence in the comments section or tweet us:

How hot is it? It’s so hot that  __________ .

 

Thanks for your great responses! A few of our favorite are below:

From Stephenson Andrews on Facebook: It's so hot that ....that I wouldn't wish it on my stepmother but I know it's hotter where she is.

From @LeedsRadio on Twitter: It's so hot that even tweeting this is too much of an effort.

From our comments, Lily Benson from Brooklyn, NY says it's so hot that the degrees are in opposite Kelvin.

Also from our comments, Patricia from Pound Ridge, NY says it's so hot the raccoons made off with my air conditioner.

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Comments [10]

matt from midtown

i just saw a squirrel drop a snocone on his nuts.

Jul. 18 2012 04:35 PM
Jo Ann

My cactus left me.

Jul. 18 2012 02:51 PM
Meredith from Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

I'm melting!

Jul. 18 2012 02:47 PM
Kelly from Brooklyn

I'm sinking into the pavement.

Jul. 18 2012 02:46 PM
Shatsby from nyc

my glasses melted

Jul. 18 2012 02:31 PM
Lily Benson from Brooklyn, NY

It's so hot that the degrees are in opposite Kelvin.

Jul. 18 2012 01:52 PM
Barbara from Shark River from Shark River Hills NJ

It's so hot the cat is sincerely contemplating jumping into the pool!

Jul. 18 2012 01:52 PM
Patricia from Pound Ridge, NY

It's so hot the raccoons made off with my air conditioner.

Jul. 18 2012 01:34 PM
Gerard Wall from Port Washington, NY

It's so hot out that pigs fly!

Jul. 18 2012 01:20 PM
Cinthia

It's so hot that my armpits won't stop crying

Jul. 18 2012 11:55 AM

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