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Power Outage

Posted on: July 23, 2006

Power was out here yesterday from about 2:30pm until around 6:30, not so much fun during a heat wave.

From the Mercury News, Heat records set as misery rises:

Temperatures topped 100 degrees throughout the Bay Area, and farther inland, the mercury climbed over 110. The heat and heavy power demands blasted out some of Pacific Gas & Electric’s transmission equipment, blacking out 18,000 customers, mostly in South San Jose. A few thousand customers were affected in Morgan Hill and a few hundred in Milpitas, PG&E representative Jana Schuering said.

The hottest temperature in the Bay Area was 109 in Gilroy, toppling the previous record of 106, set in 1996, the National Weather Service said. Normally cool San Rafael broke a 1954 record of 95 when temperatures reached 108. Commercial weather sources recorded even higher temperatures in some places, including 114 in Morgan Hill and Antioch.

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