As a news channel meteorologist warned of power outages, the studio lights plunged into darkness during a perfectly-timed blunder - and now it's going viral.

When you “have this kind of heat over major populations,” Travis Herzog explained, “you get a big draw on that electric demand.”

Just as he said "electric" the lights went completely out on him for around five seconds. It also happened again a number of hours later, prompting problems for the station but great entertainment for viewers.

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