New York City boils as heat wave hits Northeast U.S.

09:37, July 07, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The temperature soared to a record 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday afternoon in the New York City (NYC) as unusual heat wave hit the Northeast area of the United States since Sunday.

The temperature in New York's Central Park, La Guardia airport peaked at around 3:11 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

It was the highest temperature in New York since temperatures hit 103 degrees on Aug. 9, 2001. The city's record was 106 degrees on July 9, 1936.

New York City is forecast to remain at 90 degrees or above until the weekend. The normal temperature for today in Central Park is 83 degrees.

New York's Consolidated Edison power company is requesting all NYC customers conserve electricity by turning off equipment not being used, keeping air conditioners at 78 degrees, and running washers, dryers and dishwashers at night.

The company, which provides electricity to over three million citizens, said that with high heat and humidity returning this week, Con Edison is having extra crews and support personnel available all the time.

About 1,200 customers lost power in the Bronx in the morning while in Corona, Queens, several customers had been without power since some overhead wires came down late Monday night.

On Aug. 9, 2001, the city suffered blackouts when it reached 103 degrees. In 2006, over 40 people died due to heat wave.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion