Flex Alert Enters Second Day As Heatwave Continues


The Flex Alert called by the California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO) continues today as Southern California's heat wave officials ask people to conserve energy during the heat wave.

The Flex Alert begins today at 2 pm and extends through 9 pm tonight. A CAL-ISO spokesperson said that there's plenty of electricity to meet demand, but it's getting to the point to getting the electricity where it needs to go can put strain on the system. 

Valley temperatures are again to head north of 90 degrees with a few triple digit temps. The Antelope Valley will continue to suffer under 100+ temperatures as will inland valleys and lower mountain elevations. 

Temperatures across the Southern California set records, including another daily record in Death Valley where the mercury reached 127 degrees according to the National Weather Service. 

Phoenix was so hot, planes were prevented from taking off as the hit a daily record of 119 degrees - the fourth hottest day on record. 

During today's Flex Alert, people are asked to set their air conditioners to 78 degrees, avoid using major appliances and turn off all unnecessary lights. 


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