• Record heat scorches desert – 119 in Palm Springs

    It’s official! It was a record-breaking day for heat in the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs International topped-out at 119 degrees, beating the old record for today’s date by one degree. Expanding high pressure will make it even warmer Wednesday, with many communities set to top the 120-degree mark before a gradual decline begins Thursday. An […]

  • California ISO issues statewide Flex Alert for Friday

    The California Independent System Operator issued a statewide Flex Alert for Friday, July 9, citing extreme temperatures across much of California and a potential capacity shortfall on the state’s electric grid. The California ISO issued a statewide #FlexAlert for tomorrow, July 9, from 4-9 p.m. due to extreme across the state heat urging consumers to […]

  • CAL-ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert for the Holiday Weekend

    A statewide flex alert has been issued heading into the holiday weekend. California is asking people to conserve energy starting Saturday between the hours of 3 and 9 PM, and it will continue into Labor Day. NBC Palm Springs spoke to experts on energy conservation and our very own experts in our weather department to […]

  • Californians responded-Blackouts Averted

    The California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) which controls electricity flow throughout the state, says rolling blackout were averted Wednesday because Californians responded to pleas to cut electricity usage. Because of extreme demand on the state’s electrical supplies, Cal ISO issued Flex Alert at 2:00PM Wednesday, compared to 3:00PM in previous days.  The alert called […]

  • Flex Alert Issued Throughout California

    Riverside County, CA Flex Alert – a call for energy conservation – in effect today The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the afternoon when air conditioners typically are at […]

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