Extreme Heat Knocks Out Power During News Station’s Weather Forecast


Extreme, record-breaking heat has hit several places across the United States. One of the hottest places during this time has been Texas with blackouts expected in major metropolitan areas like Houston. A news station’s meteorologist found himself in the middle of the action.

KTRK’s Travis Herzog was explaining that many of the major population centers across the state could potentially see rolling blackouts due to the extreme heat. As he was giving the weather forecast and precautions, the station lights turned off and the station itself lost power due to the heat.

Herzog took to social media to share the strange turn of events. Creating a thread on Twitter, he shared a detailed account of the situation.

“One of our engineers informed me we went off the grid a little after 3 p.m. The studio lights aren’t on a dedicated backup power source, so they went off as we switched generator power,” Herzog said in his Twitter thread.

Despite the power being knocked out, Herzog kept reporting, informing local viewers about the intense heat. About two hours later, power was restored to the station during the middle of Herzog’s forecast, causing the lights to turn off again as the station switched from generator power to being back on the grid.

“I learned last time I’m still on live TV, so here’s the forecast. Let there be light,” Herzog said live on air.


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