NEW YORK CITY — We’re not out of the frying pan yet.
New York City will be under a heat advisory until Monday night after a record-breaking heat emergency that left almost 30,000 people without power, according to the National Weather Service and Con Edison.
The temperature Sunday broke a new record for August 14 in New York City, as it reached 94 degrees at John F. Kennedy Airport, up from 93 degrees in 2003, the NWS tweeted.
But it felt like 112 degrees, experts said.
Here are the max HOURLY heat indices across the tri-state today. It felt like 112 at JFK! pic.twitter.com/NVTegZHHvO— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) August 14, 2016
In Central Park, the heat index reached 108.4 at 96 degrees with 51 percent humidity on Saturday afternoon, and 102.3 degrees at 94 degrees with a 49 percent humidity on Sunday afternoon, according to NWS data.
The heat index, which is how hot the humidity makes the body feel, will be in the mid-90s on Monday, the NWS said.
Th heat wave — which is now in its fifth day and which has steamed up the subways and encouraged cockroaches to fly — also broke records for electricity use in New York City.
Record highs for weekend usage of 11,855 megawatts were reached on Saturday and a record high for Sunday usage topped out at 11,669 megawatts on Sunday, according to Con Edison.
The heat caused blackouts for 29,897 customers, beginning Friday when hundreds of Staten Islanders lost power, said a Con Edison spokesman.
Power had been restored to 29,655 customers and 242 were waiting for the lights to turn back on by Monday morning, the spokesman said.
New Yorkers took to Twitter to express their heat-induced ire.
If you are in NYC right now this is how you feel. #heatwave pic.twitter.com/ZUUfh2YOVG— Matt Rosell (@mattrosell) August 15, 2016
Between late night noise, early morning noise, roaches, and the heat, NYC is really pulling out the stops to make my last two weeks special.— (((Aislinn Frantz))) (@stoolboom) August 15, 2016
This is especially important in the middle of NYC heat wave! pic.twitter.com/YqK7JwvCMa— Judy Haveson Cohen (@judy_isms) August 15, 2016