Texas Power Outages Force Houston Meteorologist to Do Weather in the Dark; Twice

By Kevin Eck 

KTRK chief meteorologist Travis Herzog had to give his weather forecast in the dark twice in one day due to rolling blackouts in Texas.

The Houston ABC owned station said the Electric Reliability Council of Texas sent out a request this week asking Texans to cut back energy use around Noon on Wednesday. Today at 3 p.m., while Herzog was explaining the triple-digit temperatures in Houston and warning of potential outages, the power went out.

Then, two hours later, while Herzog was at the weather board the lights turned off again.


“It did it again?” said Herzog.

The station said the generator kicked in both times.

“We had just been looking at how close the supply and demand lines were on the ERCOT grid. As you know, the show must go on. Nobody told me to stop talking, so I just assumed that people could hear me,” said Herzog. “I guess I was just in the wrong place at the right time.”