Talk about timing.
They say timing is everything.
A Houston weatherman was caught by surprise this week when, while attempting to warn fellow Texans that the state's ongoing heat wave might cause widespread power outages, the studio's electricity suddenly shut off.
Luckily, the power was only out for a few minutes, and the studio's backup generator kept the cameras rolling. Still, the ironic clip highlights the extremity of the region's high temps — nature's not always convenient, but it definitely knows how to make a point.
"And to be clear, we're not sure why the power went out temporarily in our building," weatherman Travis Herzog clarified. "What I can tell you is that grid conditions are getting *really* tight. Hopefully we can get through this with the lights and A/C ON!"
That moment you're on live TV talking about the hot weather in Texas that could lead to rolling blackouts...and then the power goes out. 😳 pic.twitter.com/R2lkgxyKHi
— Travis Herzog (@TravisABC13) July 13, 2022
The Lone Star state is seriously scorching right now. Some regions are on track to record their hottest seasons ever on record, and experts are warning that the climate change-induced conditions will likely exacerbate the state's worsening drought.
The New York Times reports that the brutal heat, which is also affecting large parts of the Midwest, will likely intensify next week. And unlike the news studio, not everyone has a generator — here's hoping that the power grids stay intact.
READ MORE: Unforgiving heat wave in Texas and Southern Plains to worsen next week [The New York Times]
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