Spiking California Power Prices Evoke August Blackouts

The warm temperatures in California come as the state is recovering devastating wildfires that have burned some 1.5 million acres

The warm temperatures in California come as the state is recovering devastating wildfires that have burned some 1.5 million acres

Amid a risky heat wave in the Western part of the United States, the temperature in Woodland Hills hit a searing 121 degrees Fahrenheit (49.44 degrees Celsius) Sunday, the highest temperature ever recorded in Los Angeles County.

September and October typically mark the peak of California's fire season, when plants have been sapped of moisture by the state's dry summer.

It was the "highest official temperature ever recorded in LA County", according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

"Some of these temperatures could be the all-time record for the location", Sweet said.

A minor cooling trend ought to start Monday.

Saturday was one of the hottest days on record in many areas.

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It broke the previous record of 119 degrees Fahrenheit (48.33 degrees Celsius) set on July 22, 2006. Van Nuys hit 115.

Those were relatively cool compared to the desert, where Palm Springs was a balmy 122 and Indio 121. The weather condition service said Burbank appeared to connect an all-time record at 114 degrees.

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a "Stage 2" power emergency late on Saturday (Sept 5), warning that rotating power outages were possible amid a record heat wave.

Thousands lost power across the region as the demand caused by the heat strained the system.

The ISO issues a statewide grid alert for Sunday, forecasting demand could top 49 GW, above the peak of 46.8 GW hit on August 14 when the operator called for rotating outages.

Officials have said they hope to avoid rolling blackouts.

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