It’s Hot, Humid, and a Power Outage Just Delayed Every Single Subway Line

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 3:  Passengers board Metrolink subway trains during rush hour June 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Skyrocketing gas prices are driving more commuters to take trains and buses to work instead of their cars. In the first three months of 2008, the number of trips taken on public transport in the US rose 3 percent to 2.6 billion, creating pressures on some transportation systems to cope with increasing ridership. Transit officials in southern California and elsewhere are now encouraging employers to stagger employee schedules to ease the rush hour crunch on trains and buses and Metrolink plans to add 107 rail cars to its fleet of 155 as soon as next year.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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To commemorate the first morning of the year in which every single person is miserable, cranky, and soaked in sweat, the subway just stopped working altogether. “Due to a temporary power loss system wide, expect delays on all lines. Allow additional travel time,” the MTA announced around 10 a.m. Pray for everyone underground, and their deodorant.

Con Ed apparently "lost two high tension power feeders, which then caused a power outage to the whole city," but the glitch seems to have worked itself out and the trains are running again.

The weather, though, is only getting hotter, with temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees for the first time in 280 days (since last August). Yesterday's 89 is but a dream, and it's past time to install those air conditioners. The three-month outlook is similarly sweaty — the Farmer's Almanac predicted this summer will be "oppressively hot and humid for the New York area," remember?

The ride home should smell awesome.